1. In 2010 Terry asked Joan Rivers how real life compares to performing: 

"Life does not measure up to performing. … Performing is perfect. Isn’t it a perfect hour? You go onstage, they love you, they want to be there, you want to be there, you all work together to have a great evening."

Today our tribute combines interviews from 1991, 2010 and 2012. You can listen to it and read more sassy highlights here. 

Cartoon via The New Yorker View in High-Res

    In 2010 Terry asked Joan Rivers how real life compares to performing: 

    "Life does not measure up to performing. … Performing is perfect. Isn’t it a perfect hour? You go onstage, they love you, they want to be there, you want to be there, you all work together to have a great evening."

    Today our tribute combines interviews from 1991, 2010 and 2012. You can listen to it and read more sassy highlights here

    Cartoon via The New Yorker

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  1. We’ll air a tribute to Rivers tomorrow, combining her 1991, 2010 and 2012 interviews.  View in High-Res

    We’ll air a tribute to Rivers tomorrow, combining her 1991, 2010 and 2012 interviews. 

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  1. Joan Rivers on some of the people she brought home to meet her parents:
I was bringing home Woody Allen before he was Woody Allen, Richard Pryor before he was Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin before she was Lily Tomlin. These are weird people walking up the driveway. This is not a nice boy from Yale. You ever shake Woody’s hand? Put your hand in a glass of water and then shake your hand. Woody was very weird and very brilliant, but they didn’t see that far.



Love and Death (1975) | Woody Allen

    Joan Rivers on some of the people she brought home to meet her parents:

    I was bringing home Woody Allen before he was Woody Allen, Richard Pryor before he was Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin before she was Lily Tomlin. These are weird people walking up the driveway. This is not a nice boy from Yale. You ever shake Woody’s hand? Put your hand in a glass of water and then shake your hand. Woody was very weird and very brilliant, but they didn’t see that far.

    Love and Death (1975) | Woody Allen

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  1. Joan Rivers on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1967. For Monday’s Labor Day show, we speak with the inimitable comedian.

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  1. Posted on 21 June, 2012

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    That’s the only sad thing about aging: You can’t bring back the ones that you really loved.

    — Joan Rivers (Fresh Air)

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  1. My parents just didn’t like me. Till I was 9, my mother was trying to get an abortion. That sticks with you. That hurts. She said to her doctor, ‘Is there any possible way to get rid of this thing?’

    — Joan Rivers. [full interview here]

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  1. For five hundred dollars, I’ll write for Hitler. Five hundred dollars when you’re starving and you’ve got a car payment due? Here’s what I’m saying: ‘You go through any door that opens.’ In the beginning, you go through the doors. You don’t know which is going to be the one.

    — Why Joan Rivers takes every gig offered to her. [full interview here]

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  1. Why Joan Rivers reads obits: "That’s how I meet new men. The minute it says ‘Sadie Schwartz’ I know, ‘Go to that funeral.’"

(via Joan Rivers Hates You And Everyone Else : NPR)

    Why Joan Rivers reads obits: "That’s how I meet new men. The minute it says ‘Sadie Schwartz’ I know, ‘Go to that funeral.’"

    (via Joan Rivers Hates You And Everyone Else : NPR)

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  1. Posted on 11 June, 2012

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    Today: Joan Rivers

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  1. Posted on 8 June, 2012

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    Monday: Joan Rivers

    Monday: Joan Rivers

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  1. From the Archives: Joan Rivers in 2010

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  1. What better way to wrap up 2010 than in the company of two very funny ladies? We cap our weeklong retrospective of the year’s most entertaining interviews with two very funny and often outrageous comedians (comediennes?) — Sarah Silverman and Joan Rivers. Seems like the right company to keep before watching the ball drop. 

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    What better way to wrap up 2010 than in the company of two very funny ladies? We cap our weeklong retrospective of the year’s most entertaining interviews with two very funny and often outrageous comedians (comediennes?) — Sarah Silverman and Joan Rivers. Seems like the right company to keep before watching the ball drop. 

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