Daily Archives: September 5, 2014

RIP Joan Rivers

The best (and funniest) comedians and comediennes not only make us laugh and reflect on the world we live in, but they connect with their audiences in ways that are meaningful and sustaining.

Our attention doesn’t end with the punchline.

For many fans and those in the stand-up industry, Joan Rivers was a pioneer for female comics, comics in general and, well, she was just a damn funny woman! But her legacy will reach far beyond the jokes that made us laugh. Recently during The Tonight Show, host Jimmy Fallon paid an emotional tribute to Joan Rivers by explaining the sincerity and kind words said by the adored comic during his first night of hosting “the show” of late night, her first appearance on The Tonight Show in decades.

RIP Joan Rivers.