Wednesday, January 5, 2011

2011, #5

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Neither of us are big Joan Rivers fans, but we caught half of her Fresh Air interview and it piqued our interest. We catch Rivers in 2009, still trying to constantly tour, playing smaller rooms, and still apparently feeling like she's paying for accepting a late-night talk show on Fox: a decision made 24 years ago which upset a man who's been dead for five years.

It's not the greatest or most illuminating life-of-the-entertainer doc, but there's enough there. She writes all her own material, is old-school enough to keep it on thousands of index cards, and writes her own cue cards (but cannot spell vagina). I was surprised to hear she considers herself an actress first, when most of her "plays" have her playing herself.

Oddly, no mention of Rabbit Test.


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