Joan Rivers Undressed
Joan Rivers (born June 8, 1933) is an American comedian, talk show host, and celebrity. She is known for her brash manner and loud, gruff voice with a heavy metropolitan New York accent.
Like the ground-breaking Phyllis Diller whose career preceded and overlapped hers, Rivers' act relied heavily on poking fun at herself. A typical Rivers joke about her unattractiveness: "I used to stand by the side of the road with a sign, 'Last girl before freeway.'"