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Joan Rivers

  1. vulture lists
    What The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Gets Right About Early Stand-up ComedyComedy wasn’t solely pioneered by men.
  2. endings
    Fashion Police Will Turn In Its Fashion Badge and End This NovemberFashion Police: The Farewell will air November 27.
  3. Take My Nose …Please, a Buoyant, Troubling Look at Funny Women & Plastic SurgeryEmily Askin and Jackie Hoffman wonder whether going under the knife is empowering or a result of brainwashing.
  4. 10 Comedians Who Borrowed Jokes Without Making Headlines Stan Laurel once said, “All comedians steal from all comedians.” If you waste enough time looking into it, you might be surprised to learn […]
  5. new yorker festival 2016
    Sarah Silverman Says Donald Trump and Mel Gibson Are ‘Great‘ in Similar WaysShe referred to Trump as an “un-killable New York City cockroach.”
  6. uncanny resemblances
    Watch Melissa Rivers Play Mom Joan in Joy“She should be in a skirt. She’s got nice long legs.”
  7. The 32 Greatest Talk-Show Hosts Ever, RankedLet’s be clear: If your favorites aren’t on this list, it’s not because we forgot to consider them.
  8. A Rare 1969 Joan Rivers Album Will Be Re-Released Next MonthA long out-of-print Joan Rivers comedy album is getting re-released next month. Titled The Next to Last Joan Rivers Album, it was recorded in […]
  9. Who Was Left Out of the Oscars ‘In Memoriam’ Montage?Including Elaine Stritch and Richard Kiel.
  10. Melissa Rivers Writing ‘The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and […]Joan Rivers is getting the book treatment again, this time thanks to her daughter Melissa. According to The Wrap, Melissa will write a new book […]
  11. Margaret Cho and the Practice of Turning Pain Into ComedyAn obvious product of the exuberant and diverse culture of San Francisco, comedian Margaret Cho has always provoked thoughts and laughter […]
  12. Kristen Wiig Stole the Show at Last Night’s GrammysThe 2015 Grammys aired last night, and ahead of his huge international tour, Weird Al Yankovic took home the award for Best Comedy Album […]
  13. lawsuits
    Joan Rivers’s Daughter Has Filed a Lawsuit Over Her Mother’s DeathShe’s accusing a Manhattan clinic of “outrageous behavior.”
  14. The Comedy Legends We Lost in 2014We lost several funny people of note in 2014, but the year was a real doozy for comedy legends in particular, including writer/directors, TV […]
  15. What I Learned from Another Year in the ArchivesThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  16. bad doctors
    What Killed Joan Rivers: Federal Report Lists Multiple ErrorsFrom snapping photos to failing to notice her “deteriorating vital signs.”
  17. lawsuits
    Joan Rivers’s Daughter Is Filing a Lawsuit Over Her Mother’s DeathA multi-million-dollar medical malpractice and wrongful death suit.
  18. Jay Leno Says Joan Rivers Wasn’t Invited to ‘The Tonight Show’ ‘Out of […]Back in March, the late Joan Rivers returned to The Tonight Show as a guest after a nearly 30-year ban by Johnny Carson. Carson’s successor […]
  19. ‘SNL’ Review: Sarah Silverman’s Racy ReturnSNL shifts into a different gear when a comedian hosts the show. In the early days, comic-hosts like George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Steve […]
  20. bad doctors
    Joan Rivers’s Personal Doctor Denies Taking Operating-Room SelfieOr performing the unauthorized biopsy that allegedly killed the comedian.
  21. Billy Eichner Remembers His Friend and ‘Greatest Champion’ Joan Rivers“Yes, she was an international star, but she was, first and foremost, a New Yorker. I’m not sure anyone embodied New York City more than Joan. […]
  22. bad doctors
    Joan Rivers’s Doctor Allegedly Took a Selfie During Her Throat SurgeryAnd performed a biopsy without her consent.
  23. tributes
    Jerry Seinfeld Shares ‘Heartbreaking’ Joan Rivers TextShe was scheduled to appear on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
  24. How Bill Cosby Helped Launch Joan Rivers’ Comedy CareerBy the time she died, Joan Rivers had such an engraved image as an outrageous, foul-mouthed comedian that it’s hard to believe that she started […]
  25. Joan Rivers Reflects on Legacies, Death, and Bathing in a SinkThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  26. Mel Brooks Remembers Joan Rivers on ‘Conan’Here’s a clip from last night’s Conan, in which guest Mel Brooks looks back on his time working with Joan Rivers on Spaceballs as well as the […]
  27. first person
    My Summer in Joan Rivers’s Magical Joke FactoryBy her former intern turned friend.
  28. in memoriam
    Family and Friends Send Off Joan Rivers in Style at Manhattan FuneralHoward Stern delivered the eulogy; Audra McDonald and Hugh Jackman sang.
  29. in tribute
    Sarah Silverman Makes Fun of Jimmy Kimmel the Way Joan Rivers Would Have Wanted“Where did you get that tie? Calvin Clown?”
  30. toronto film festival 2014
    Chris Rock Recalls Joan Rivers’s Late-Night Show“There’s literally no one in the world Joan Rivers couldn’t follow and blow off the stage.”
  31. Chris Rock on Joan Rivers: ‘We Liked Johnny Carson, But We Loved Joan […]“There’s a weird thing that happens in art when you meet somebody and they are 30 years older than you. But if you last in the business long […]
  32. David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and More Pay Tribute to Joan […]Here’s a clip from last night’s Late Show, in which Letterman takes a few moments to pay tribute to Joan Rivers following news of her passing. […]
  33. movies
    Joan Rivers Directed a Film About a Pregnant ManIt was Crystal’s first starring role.
  34. r.i.p.
    Celebrities React to the Death of Joan RiversFrom Samuel L. Jackson to Donald Trump.
  35. Louis C.K. on Joan Rivers: ‘It Really Fucking Sucks That She Had to Die […]“I feel very lucky that I knew Joan Rivers and I feel very sad that she’s gone. She was a great comedian and a wonderful person. I never saw […]
  36. r.i.p.
    9 Great Joan Rivers Moments From TV, Print, and FilmFrom print, television, and film.
  37. remembrances
    What It Was Like to Work With Joan Rivers“If one more woman comedian comes up and says to me, ‘You opened the doors for me …’”
  38. r.i.p.
    Joan Rivers on the Allure and Magic of New York CityNothing like hitting a Citi Biker with a taxi door.
  39. joan rivers
    The 50 Best Joan Rivers JokesHere are some of the best from nearly 60 years of comedy.
  40. magazine
    Joan Rivers Always Knew She Was FunnyA 2010 New York profile.
  41. obits
    Joan Rivers Dead at 81Rivers had been in the hospital since last week.
  42. Joan Rivers Dies at 81Legendary comedian Joan Rivers has died at 81. According to Variety, the host of E!’s Fashion Police passed away this afternoon after going […]
  43. get well get well soon we want you to get well
    Joan Rivers Reportedly on Life Support Melissa Rivers says her mother is “resting comfortably.”
  44. Watch Seth Meyers and Joan Rivers Have a ChatHere’s a clip from last night’s Late Night, in which Meyers and guest Joan Rivers cover everything from Anne Frank to commuting between New […]
  45. Brett Gelman Gets in Bed with Joan Rivers for a ChatHere’s the newest installment of In Bed With Joan with guest Brett Gelman, in which he and Joan chat about everything from UCB to his Funny or […]
  46. Joan Rivers Explains Her CNN Interview Walkout on ‘Late Show’On last night’s Late Show, Letterman asked guest Joan Rivers about her recent walkout during a CNN interview she felt was too negative and even […]
  47. walk off!
    Joan Rivers Angrily Walks Out During CNN Interview“Do you wear leather shoes? Then shut up!”
  48. ‘THR’ Explains Why Jokes Aren’t Always Covered by the Copyright ActTHR ran an interesting guest column over the weekend called “Why It’s So Hard to Get the Law to Protect a Good Joke” that explores intellectual […]
  49. Joan Rivers Returns to ‘The Tonight Show’ After a Nearly 30-Year BanAside from briefly appearing on Fallon’s first episode in February, last night was the first night legendary comedian Joan Rivers got to be a […]
  50. candy
    Watch All the Cameos From Jimmy Fallon’s First Tonight ShowFrom Joan Rivers to Lindsay Lohan.
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