15 Joan Rivers videos that prove the iconic comedian could be funny anywhere

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Joan RiversEarlier today the comedy world was devastated to hear Joan Rivers had died at the age of 81, one week after she went into cardiac arrest during throat surgery at an outpatient clinic in New York. She was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where she was placed into a medically induced coma and kept on life support. One day after moving Rivers to a private room, her daughter Melissa Rivers announced her mother had passed away.

And while her fellow comedians have expressed their grief and their respect on social media, we wanted to express our extreme gratefulness for her life and for her career and what she did for comedy. To that end, we’ve collected 15 videos of Joan Rivers in a variety of settings. In the below selections we find the iconic comedian performing stand-up on classic programs like The Carol Burnett Show and The Ed Sullivan Show, appearances on Late Show with David Letterman and chatting with the likes of Johnny Carson and Jimmy Fallon and much more (Wrestlemania, anyone?). Watch them all below and let’s remember Joan Rivers for what she was— one of the most important comedians of all time. Enjoy.

Destroying a heckler – A Piece of Work documentary from 2010

On Louie

The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1986

The Jeselnik Offensive


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

SiriusXM in July of 2014

The Colbert Report


Storming out of a CNN interview earlier this year

Kate Couric’s show in February of 2013

That one time she was a guest announcer at Wrestlemania 2 in 1986

Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge a few weeks ago

Hot in Cleveland as Betty White’s twin sister

The Ed Sullivan Show on April 23, 1967

The Carol Burnett Show in 1974

Late Show with David Letterman on Jan. 14 2011

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