Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Sept. 11, 2014)
You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now through pilot season, which starts in earnest in January, all the way up to the cable Upfronts in the spring and the broadcast network Upfronts in May -- when TV programmers present their new and returning lineups to impress and attract ad... [Read More]
Margaret Cho on Joan Rivers: “Putting the fun back in funeral”
An excerpt from Margaret Cho's experience at the memorial service for Joan Rivers, held Sunday in New York City: The temple was huge and packed and silent and all her fancy friends were there, as well as many of us girl comics, because we had lost our dear leader (I do see her as my own personal Kim... [Read More]
Seth Meyers says goodbye to Joan Rivers (Video)
Joan Rivers was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers only one month ago, so it was surreal hearing Seth Meyers last night saying goodbye to the iconic comedian. Rivers died yesterday at the age of 81 after being in the hospital for a week. She was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on Aug.... [Read More]
David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and More Pay Tribute to Joan Rivers
by Megh Wright Here's a clip from last night's Late Show, in which Letterman takes a few moments to pay tribute to Joan Rivers following news of her passing. "The force and power of her comedy was overwhelming. I said to people, 'I didn't remember that she was that funny,' but by God, she was all he... [Read More]
Image of N.Y. officials investigating clinic where Joan Rivers had procedure - LA Times
N.Y. officials investigating clinic where Joan Rivers had procedure - LA Times
New York state health officials have opened an investigation into the clinic where Joan Rivers was undergoing a minor procedure last week when complications sent her to the hospital. The comedian, who died Thursday at age 81, was undergoing an outpatient throat surgery when she stopped breathing and was said to have gone into cardiac arrest. [Read More]
Late-night TV talk show hosts, comedians and critics remember Joan Rivers
Almost every comedian I know shared a photo and/or an anecdote about Joan Rivers tonight in the wake of her death at 81, a week after she suffered cardiac arrest and stopped breathing during throat surgery. (Read the obituary of Joan Rivers here) Looking at all of these photos shows just how many li... [Read More]
Louis C.K. on Joan Rivers: "It Really Fucking Sucks That She Had to Die All of a Sudden"
by Megh Wright "I feel very lucky that I knew Joan Rivers and I feel very sad that she's gone. She was a great comedian and a wonderful person. I never saw someone attack a stage with so much energy. She was a controlled lightning bolt. She was a prolific and unpredictable, joyful joke writer. She l... [Read More]
Comedians react to the death of Joan Rivers
The comedy world lost a giant with the passing of Joan Rivers. Almost instantly comedians across the nation showed their love for the iconic comedian. But perhaps most fittingly, we’d like to acknowledge that we hope Rivers gets a funeral as the one she described in her most recent book, &ldqu... [Read More]
RIP Joan Rivers, dead at 81 (1933-2014)
The Kathy Griffin we all know today would not have existed as such without her. Same goes for hundreds of other comedians, male and female, straight and gay. The multiple hours of red carpet TV coverage devoted to celebrity gabbing and fashion gawking at every awards show would not exist as such tod... [Read More]
Joan Rivers dead at 81: Comedians take to Twitter to express their sadness and respect
Immediately after news broke that Joan Rivers had died at the age of 81 today, fellow comedians took to Twitter to express their sadness. Below are some of those messages: My friend Joan Rivers has passed away once again to quote Billy Crystal… There are no words. Bon Voyage Joan — Who... [Read More]