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True Stories: Joan Rivers - A Piece of Work, More4 | reviews, news & interviews

True Stories: Joan Rivers - A Piece of Work, More4

True Stories: Joan Rivers - A Piece of Work, More4

The 75-year-old super-trouper relives the agony and the ecstasy of the showbiz life

Plastic fantastic: Joan Rivers is painstakingly reassembled for another performance

This bit was at the end, but it might as well have been at the beginning. Or, really, just bannered across the bottom of the screen all the way through: "I am a performer. That is my life. That is what I am. That's it."


I enjoyed the program & Joan & your review.

A very good review of what was an extremely affecting and honest documentary. I have to say, though, that I haven't seen anything quite so bizarre as that 'Roasting' programme that followed. It left me puzzled and deeply depressed that such a thing can pass as comedy; to see humour to be applied to such a cold-hearted and hypocritical -- and, as you intimate, essentially unfunny -- exercise in cruelty was deeply saddening. I suppose Rivers has given it out in spades, but it nevertheless made strangely upsetting viewing, especially after seeing the documentary.

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