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Dear ladies and gents,
I love me some Joan Rivers. I remember watching her daytime talk show ages ago and she would always, without fail have me in stitches. Sure for some she is an acquired taste, sometimes she can be a bit mean-ish, but she is also clever, has wonderful timing and you know… she is hilarious.
I saw her in different stuff over the years (Celebrity Apprentice anyone?), but it was her documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work that made me… erm whats the adequate word… admire her? If you haven’t had the chance to see it, I *think* it is available to stream on Netflix. And here you can read Roger Ebert’s review, which I think is totally spot on (OT but I’m sure I’m not the only one who is all like – lets see what Roger Ebert thought of movie X and then I realize I can’t check anymore. That man is sorely missed).
But I digress. Yes, Joan. Admiration. And total respect. That is one tough, hard working bird. It is refreshing to see someone so talented working so hard when nowadays many want the applause/money/respect for just showing up (see all of the Kardashians, contestants on any given talent show). It would be easy to take potshots because of her age (which I personally think is something to be proud of, not something to be embarrassed about), or because of her plastic surgery, but you can be sure Ms Rivers has thought of (and used) that joke before.
Anyhow Ms Rivers has a new online talk show called In Bed With Joan and I like it very much. Some of her guests included Margaret Choo (loved that interview), Ru Paul, Anthony Jeselnik and Nick Kroll. It is very intimate (it’s in her bed after all!), very funny and very uncensored (all good things me thinks).