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September 05, 2014

Joan Rivers on The Ed Sullivan Show (April 23, 1967)

Later: "Speaking with the CBC's Peter Gzowski in 1978, Joan Rivers talks about the serious nature of comedy writers, her husband Edgar Rosenberg, Dolly Parton and the importance of laughing."

Late Night: "When Joan Rivers guest hosted recently for WNYC's Leonard Lopate, she sat down with author and attorney Henry Bushkin to remember their friendships with Carson. Both had public fallings out with the charismatic host, but never disregarded his genius."

"Jimmy welcomes Joan Rivers, who made her first appearance on The Tonight Show 49 years ago, and Joan explains why she was a little late."

"Johnny Carson plays an elaborate practical joke on Joan Rivers (about 1983). Because of her many jokes about the British Royal Family, Johnny Carson hires British actress Janet Brown - notable for playing Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher - to fool Joan Rivers into thinking she is the Prime Minister, who confronts and scolds Joan Rivers about her material."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 5, 2014 08:23 AM