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Joan Rivers, Mad Diva

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Joan Rivers Joan Rivers (Courtesy of the publisher)

Note: Today's Leonard Lopate Show in on tape. This is a rebroadcast of an interview that took place on June 30th, 2014. 

Joan was given a diary by her daughter for Christmas, and after complaining that she wasn't gifted a "certificate for Botox," she began writing in it and ultimately created her new book, Diary of a Mad Diva. The preface warns that anyone who takes its contents seriously is an "idiot."

In this exclusive interview, the 81 year old comedienne tackles topics for all the non-idiots: ranging from the "brilliant" Kardashian sisters, to why she doesn't wear the color yellow, to why she'll never apologize for her jokes. 

Guests:

Joan Rivers

Comments [8]

thatgirl from manhattan

All praise and prayers to St. Joan!

Aug. 28 2014 01:59 PM
Ed from Larchmont

You're not bad, you make people laugh.

Aug. 28 2014 01:54 PM
thatgirl from manhattan

Looks like Gary hasn't been listening to the broadcast, either.
How is this possible?

Aug. 28 2014 01:45 PM
Gary from Port Washington

As you rebroadcast this, Joan is in the hospital. August 28, 2014 http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/28/showbiz/celebrity-news-gossip/joan-rivers-hospitalized/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Aug. 28 2014 01:42 PM
thatgirl from manhattan

Starting one's sentences with "uh..." is an immediate invitation to ignore what comes after.

Nevertheless, Lopate has announced Ms. Rivers' news throughout his broadcast today (between the pre-recorded bits). You must have missed the last 5 mentions of it, Jenna. Multitasking?

Aug. 28 2014 01:37 PM
MC from UWS

Uh..@ Jenna, uh...they had already planned on re-airing an interview with her today before the news of her condition just recently broke. That's why there is a promo.

Aug. 28 2014 01:18 PM
Jenna from UES

Uh.. Joan is currently in critical condition from complications from a throat surgery not sure why this is being promoted.

Aug. 28 2014 12:16 PM
Jake from Brooklyn

I just discovered "In Bed with Joan" a week ago and I can't get enough. Some of the funniest interviews I've ever heard. Keep it up!

And PS: Much as you dislike "politically correct" people --- a crossover episode with Seinfeld (Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee) would be brilliant!

Love you Joan!

Aug. 28 2014 12:05 PM

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