Joan Rivers on Why She Hates Everyone

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Joan Rivers talks about her latest book, I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me. She gives the best of her worst to First Ladies, closet cases, hypocrites, Hollywood, feminists, overrated historical figures, and even herself. It’s a comic love letter to the hater in all of us.


Joan Rivers

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Lenny is usually deft with attractive women guests so I wondered if we would see any spark between these two classic characters -- or if one would be repelled by the other's hunger for center stage or intimidated by the other's stature.

Success! Both rose to the occasion -- we need to hear these two together more!

Another great segment, congrats.

Jun. 06 2012 02:27 PM

Kevin, it wasn't that Johnny Carson needed to give her permission. What hurt him was that she never even came to him to tell him what her plans were (i.e., give him notice)—after he had given her a tremendous job of being the permanent substitute host of The Tonight Show.

Jun. 06 2012 11:08 AM
tom LI

Up and coming comedians...Louis CK...??? Leonard shows his naivete - again!

Jun. 05 2012 06:45 PM
Sophie from Poughkeepsie, NY

Oh, that was hysterical! Great segment. Have her on again, soon!

Jun. 05 2012 02:01 PM
Brenda from New York City

Lopate & Rivers could bring back vaudeville!

Jun. 05 2012 01:59 PM
Belinda from White Plains

I am falling off my chair laughing

Jun. 05 2012 01:57 PM

Jerry lewis was pretty funny on the lopate show a few years back
Everyone should look it up in the archive

Jun. 05 2012 01:56 PM
john from office

Harvey Kietel looks like a homeless person.

Jun. 05 2012 01:54 PM
FranciL from NYC

Crying with laughter! Wow!

Jun. 05 2012 01:51 PM
Laura from UWS

First time I ever heard Leonard Lopate lose it on the air, breaking up laughing.

I do love Joan Rivers' work.

Jun. 05 2012 01:51 PM
Eli from astoria NY

"cows tip her"

joan rivers is so damn funny. even her throw away lines crack me up.
loved her guest spot on "Louie" as well.

Jun. 05 2012 01:51 PM
thatgirl from manhattan

st. joan of hysteria! i'm so stealing that colostomy bag trick the next time i'm seated next to an obese passenger on a flight!

adore you, joan!!

Jun. 05 2012 01:51 PM
Elle from Brooklyn

Te adoro Joanie!

Jun. 05 2012 01:50 PM
Sophie from Poughkeepsie, NY

Still funny after all these years. Thank you!

Jun. 05 2012 01:45 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Jewish self-hatred manifests itself first in changing names, then lots of plastic surgery, then disappointment with everyone else as well. Nobody and nothing is perfect.

Jun. 05 2012 01:39 PM
Janine from NYC

Hi Joan,

I'm a big fan and admirer! I saw your documentary and watch Fashion Police every Friday night.

Question for you: how do you find time and energy to do all this?

Big hug and keep it up!

Jun. 05 2012 01:38 PM
Dr. Wayne Johnson from Bk

My "complaint" about the usually hilarious Joan is that she wears fur despite knowing the tremendous suffering those coats have caused to animals.

Jun. 05 2012 01:00 PM
stuart from manhattan

Please ask Ms Rivers for her opinion on Mayor Bloomberg's war on large non-diet soda, and her take on the Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee celebration.

Jun. 05 2012 12:03 PM
kevin from upper LS

i'll give her something else to hate,sure she can be funny at time; but rivers and rickles type of humour, is just kind of tired at this point. can i say kind of tired on WNYC,or is that too colloquial? btw- on your behalf,who the hell did johnny carson think he was, in expecting you to ask "permission",in order to get your own show on another network. what backward regressive feudal century, was carson living in ?!

Jun. 05 2012 11:47 AM

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