No matter what anybody thinks about Joan Rivers, it would be very difficult to deny the impact of the late, great comedian — the woman was an icon, who paved the way for many female comedians to join the game and show that yes, women could indeed also be funny, brash and over the top. In a new documentary from the Comedy Hall of Fame, “Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing” honors the impact of the late artist, chronicles her journey and explores her insights and artistic process.
CHF has gathered some of the funniest people in the industry to discuss the very funny and shameless comedian herself, featuring Sarah Silverman, Whitney Cummings, Kathy Griffin, Don Rickles, Lily Tomlin, Dick Cavett and so many more. Each of them have their own story to tell about Rivers, as they discuss and reflect on what exactly made her such an icon. Because, as Jeffrey Ross so eloquently and perfectly captures it, “Joan Rivers had the biggest balls in the business.”
“Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing” is the first in a series of documentaries that highlight the greatest names in comedy, and what better person to start with than the force that was Rivers?
We’ve got the exclusive trailer for you above. “Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing” will premiere on New York’s THIRTEEN on April 1. For more information, check out the Comedy Hall of Fame’s website.