On August 7, 2009 Joan Rivers will be making an appearance in Houston, TX. It is a benefit for Brilliant Lectures. The folks at Brilliant Lectures have been kind enough to extend a discount to friends of Legacy. If you go to the website to purchase a ticket, use the promo code Legacy and you will get a 20% discount!
I am thrilled to go see Joan Rivers. As a pre-teen, I accidentally stumbled across her show that was on the telly one afternoon. From best I can remember, it was a syndicated show of her nightclub routine. Keep in mind, this was probably in the real early 70s and we were both much younger!
Her brash humor has always entertained me. I LOVED it when she was the guest host for Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show. It KILLED me when things got caddywampus between her and Johnny. To be quite honest, when she had her own show, it just wasn't the same as when she was on the Tonight Show; something was missing.
I remember how grief-stricken she was when her husband Edgar died. I also remember how she picked herself up and kept at it.
One of the things I have always admired about Joan Rivers is her ability to laugh at herself. That is something that many people can do because they are not comfortable with themselves. I've always thought that if you can't laugh at yourself, then you shouldn't be laughing at other people.
I have always loved seeing Joan Rivers on The View. I think it makes Barbara Walters a bit uncomfortable but not as uncomfortable as Kathy Griffin! I really wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy seeing her on Celebrity Apprentice. I think she might have been a bit over-the-top but if that was part of her strategy, well hey, it worked.
For those of you who will be attending the show, please remember, it is Adult Humor. I can't wait! Hope to see you there.
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