A Tribute to Joan Rivers

 A Tribute to Joan Rivers

Claire Payne, Reporter

Joan Rivers once said, “Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century..” Joan Rivers led a life full of confidence and courage. She had the guts to say what everyone else was thinking.

Her specialty was turning touchy subjects into comedy, no matter how controversial. She used a certain perverted humor to amuse audiences, pushing boundaries.

Her career started in 1965 as a booking on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. She even had her own TV show in the late 1960s, known as “That Show” with Joan Rivers. She also had a hand in several hit movies. As she climbed up the stairs to fame, she started her own late-night talk show, known as The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers, competing with Johnny Carson’s. More currently, she was featured on Fashion Police and a reality series on WE tv, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

Her legacy was cut short on September 4th following a week of her medically induced coma after suffering cardiac arrest. Despite her 18 years, she was in good health and was only undergoing routine procedure that ended up as a doctor’s visit gone wrong.

“Rivers revolutionized the comedic and fashion industries. She spoke her mind and the truth, and she made people laugh doing it. May she rest in peace, or may she rest like she requested, ‘in a Valentino gown, with a Harry Winston Toe tag, and a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce’s.’” says Amanda Gordon, fashion columnist.