Reeling from the loss of the indomitable Joan Rivers, I turned to her comedy for comfort and renovated an old blog in the process.
Boy oh boy, Joan Rivers. Dead at 81. This one really hurts my heart. Following the suicide of Robin Williams, which was a proper tragedy….but this is a differnt kind of tragedy. If life is a party, Williams quietly slipped out the back door. He made a choice to leave early. Rivers, on the other hand was still holding court in front of the crowd, and hadn’t even finished her drink. Award season is just getting started. That seems like a cruel joke from the universe. Her red carpet commentary is the very best. I no longer have the E channel, but when I lived in New Zealand, that channel was my North American touchstone, and Joan Rivers my acid-tongued fairy Godmother. Feeling homesick, lonely or blue? For my money, it doesn’t get better than Fashion Police.
I loved her fearless, searing, ruthless cracks. That kind of ‘axe to…
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