The View: Joan Rivers Comedy
Legendary comedian Joan Rivers, who I must admit I’ve never found funny, came by The View today to talk about her new book Diary of a Mad Diva and the nature of comedy. Joan Rivers said that comedians should never apologize for their jokes, because they’re here on Earth to make people laugh. And apparently that also means it doesn’t matter who gets hurt along the way. But I digress.
Joan Rivers told a joke 20 years ago about Jenny McCarthy’s appearance at the Oscars. Jenny McCarthy said that her mother called her crying, very upset with Joan Rivers, but that Jenny herself wasn’t mad about it. Joan Rivers said that maybe Jenny’s mom was crying because her dress was so bad. Jenny admitted that she’d worn the dress backwards. Joan clarified that she thought Jenny was “fabulous.”
Joan Rivers said in all seriousness, the only reason comedians can make fun of someone is because they’re in the public consciousness. “Seriously. You’re making $25 million a picture, you care I didn’t like your tie? Then you’re an idiot. You shouldn’t make $25 million a picture,” Joan said.
The View: Joan Rivers Cleanse
Joan Rivers joked that she needed to use the bathroom, because she’s on a cleanse. She also claimed Gwyneth Paltrow spends $1,000 a day on stuff for her cleanse. Joan said in her day, they didn’t have cleanses. They just drank the water in Mexico.
The View: Joan Rivers Diary of a Mad Diva
Joan Rivers said it wasn’t hard to write her book Diary of a Mad Diva and work on it a little bit a day. Joan Rivers said that when funny things happen, she wanted to write it down. She also mentioned that as you get older, things get fuzzy.
“I’m getting so old now. Oh, sweetheart, I can never wear this color anymore,” Joan Rivers said of Sherri’s clothes. “I can’t wear yellow. Too matchy matchy with my catheter,” she said.
Whoopi said that she should’ve gone to the bathroom before Joan came out, because her pants were wet.
The View: Joan Rivers Obituaries
Joan Rivers looks at The New York Times obituaries everyday. She said she’s looking for the people she can’t date anymore. She also said ministers at funerals always say, “She’s in a better place.” “No, she’s not. She had a house in the Hamptons,” Joan joked.
The View: Joan Rivers Homeless
Joan Rivers said she’s in touch with the people, because she walks one foot at a time into her limo. And she waves to homeless people from her penthouse. She also said she knows a lot of them, because she went to college with them.
Diary of a Mad Diva is out July 1, 2014.