Make Em Laugh

Joan Rivers on Audience Flops

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 25s

“It was all about, ‘we don’t talk about these things,’” explains comedian Joan Rivers. In this interview outtake, Joan recounts a series of flops and failures, and the tepid audience response to her material. Her frank attitude on then-taboo subjects such as pregnancy, marital affairs, and sex was met with gasps, but later proved to be fundamental to her groundbreaking career in the industry.

Aired: 01/08/09

Rating: NR

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