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Joan Molinsky’s The Limit

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Oh Can She Talk, And We All Should Listen
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We’ve never cared much for Joan Rivers and her schticky schtick, and we expect you feel the same, but if you see Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg‘s lovely and lively doc Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, and you mos certainly should, you will walk away caring about her (even if her jokes still blow).  Without Joan there aint no Sarah Silverman, no Kathy Griffin, or really any other bitchy female comedienne (we also don’t care for) going today.  Picking up the torch from Rodney Dangerfield, Joan feels she gets no respect, and by what we encounter in this ‘year in the life of’ piece, she basically doesn’t

The doc tries hard to make us feel sorry for her, and it does, when the focus is on the past (Johnny Carson turns his back on her, her husband’s suicide), but when we peer into the present, it’s hard to cry for a woman that’s consistently working (even if it’s in places like Minnesota) and keeping in the public’s eye at age 77 (even if it’s for Celebrity Apprentice), especially since she loves doing it and the monies that comes along with it.  OK, we do feel sorry for her ever growing list of plastic surgeries, and for her daughter’s Melissa Rivers‘ lips, but they’re nowhere near as pitiful as Jocelyn Wildenstein (where’s the documentary on her???).  This Rivers still flows, and Piece of Work lets us know, and knowing is half the battle

Gwar & Remembrance: when Joan meet Gwar

Verdictgo: Jeepers Worth A Peepers

Joan works in NY/LA/SF this Friday and elshwere elsewhen

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed…

Jocelyn Wildenstein
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