Joan Rivers: Comedy Legend at Cobb's Comedy Club
In 2009, Joan Rivers starred in NBC’s hit reality series The Celebrity Apprentice with her daughter Melissa, emerging as the Season Two winner. She also celebrated the publication of two critically acclaimed, best-selling books: Men Are Stupid and They Like Big Boobs: A Woman’s Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery and Murder at the Academy Awards: A Red Carpet Murder Mystery, both published by Simon & Schuster. She received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Bubbe in PBS’ award-winning animated children’s series Arthur, gave life to the character Dot Matrix in the animated series, Spaceballs, played an eccentric aunt in two seasons of IFC’s popular mockumentary series Z Rock, and wowed audiences at The Underbelly in London with her comedy show Unplugged and Uncensored.
Most recently, the iconic funny woman was roasted, toasted, and honored in The Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers, marking the highly-anticipated debut of her new TV Land reality series, How’d You Get So Rich?, a candid look at the extravagant lifestyles of fabulously rich entrepreneurs and innovators.
Her career skyrocketed in 1968 when she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Within three years she was hosting That Show With Joan Rivers, one of the first syndicated daytime shows. She soon made television history as the first sole guest host of The Tonight Show. Her own The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers helped launch the Fox Network in 1986. In 1989, she returned to daytime television with The Joan Rivers Show, winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host and her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. One of the most naturally style-savvy women on the planet, Joan hosted E!’s red-carpet events with her daughter Melissa from 1996-2004.