The Fabulous Joan Rivers Won’t Be Able To Make Us Smile
That’s my mouth, just in disbelief at all the sad that has been going on with Hollywood the last few weeks, where is all the laughter going? When will I be able to laugh at people getting criticized, poked fun at, and listen to people who have really loud opinions? I can’t believe that Joan Rivers, and Robin Williams have passed on! Where has all the laughter gone, and how kind of ironic that there is no laughing when death is involved especially from two of the brightest we had been blessed to enjoy. When news of Joan Rivers death was released today, I began to think back and remember Joan from her earlier days, just when I had begun understanding the world. “Can We Talk” Joan Rivers just for one blog post? Her phrase that she made best known, “Can We Talk” can’t be used without proper credit to the Queen of comedy and so many laughs, so no as we ‘talk’ it is sad, because “Can We Talk” will never be the same. No more brash, sassy, sophisticated comments of any sort, from one of the hardest working women Hollywood has ever seen!
Remembering Joan Rivers
I remember Joan Rivers when she lost her husband, and as the celebrity that best poked fun at other celebrities but never forgot to laugh at herself. Her ups, downs, trials and tribulations and her first talk show were all ground-breaking strides for strong women to follow in her footsteps as she shattered barriers that were there! Women were just as funny as men, and Joan made it possible to let us show it! We studied her a bit at my school(an all women’s college) as she was a woman clearing the way, strong, steadfast women, showing that we had a place in ‘the biz’ as well. Strong, steadfast and a ‘to hell with you if you don’t like me attitude’ made her different from those who had no backbone. Strong, always working, and paving that road ahead, Joan bulldozed, changed and created possibilities for women to get into the bix! The Joan Rivers Show was one that all of America was tuning into for almost 5 years and she even won an award for that show! I remember my mom used to watch it and now I understand why even more than then.. Joan was funny, witty and always had a comment but it was never without thought. Even though Joan had a lot to say, it made sense. I loved tuning into QVC to see Joan selling her jewelry line as well as her attitude, and honestly her jewelry was really nice, so she was a designer too! I often watched just to see her banter with the girls and so many callers just wanted to talk JOAN! So crazy right?
Joan was a comedian, actress, writer, producer, and television host, but she was also a strong mom to her daughter Melissa. Do you remember when her daughter was fired off of The Apprentice? When you saw Joan, you saw Melissa, they were very close and it was very nice to see that rather than success driving them apart, it brought them together. Their smiles in photos light up a room.
Joan And Her Jokes, Side Cracks, Comments
While many of her witty banter, comments, and jokes were about celebrities, you could also always find Joan wrapped up in her joke as well. Fashion was a passion, but Joan let the words fly and often really said what should have been said, with grace and jokes!(IMO) She never seemed to regret or retract what she said, she was brash that way, but often what she said, admittedly is what we were all thinking but would never dare verbalize. I loved her take the world on and if you did not like her, ignore her attitude. I bet she was the same, because success, comes with a price one that says not everyone is going to like you. Joan very strongly said her piece and moved on, backlash was no match for her because it just bounced.
The sad of it is, in the last few weeks, all the crazy laughs we had from Joan, and from Robin Williams will happen no more. Two very funny people that made us, open those parsed lips, and laugh like hyenas, two people that really put it out there for us, are gone. No more jokes, no more funny, no more laughter. It’s hard to believe that the laughter ended with a simple procedure gone bad. R.I.P. Joan Rivers