Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Joan Rivers RIP

Joan Rivers died (or had her death announced) on the day they were unveiling a statue of Spike Milligan in London. Michael Aspel (I think it was) said the problem with booking Spike was you never knew who was going to turn up. Joan was like that too

She wasn't safe or predictable. She couldn't be trusted to play the game.

Great comedians are full of surprises. Like gelignite that's been left to simmer over a low heat.

They invited Joan onto the supposedly edgy TV show Loose Women and she shared her opinion of Russell Crowe with the nation. After the commercial break Joan was no longer anywhere to be seen. Afterwards she apologized. She said, "I'm sorry I fucking swore."

Kit Hesketh-Harvey's tribute demands to be read- not least for its reminder of Joan's insanely brave, heroically righteous response to the 9/11 attacks.
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