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"I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a radio."
- Joan Rivers

 

 

 

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"I don't excercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor."
-Joan Rivers

JOAN RIVERS / Las Vegas Legendary Comedian
Pioneering Female Comic!
by Billy Ingram

"I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes and six months later you have to start all over again."
- Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers was the first of the female comedians to break through and earn worldwide acclaim. She made her reputation on TV talk shows like Tonight starring Johnny Carson but it was in Las Vegas that she ruled the roost. Here are some great Joan Rivers routines to start you laughing!

Joan got a big break when she was asked to do The Ed Sullivan Show, here's a 1967 appearance:

 Here is more early Joan Rivers standup from The Hollywood Palace:

By the 1970s Joan Rivers had honed a tight and hilarious act. Thanks to nighty appearances in Las Vegas she could show up for a TV show taping with her own material ready to go. 

 

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