Every stand-up comedian I know is neurotic. Every one.
Love me! Love me!
Joan Rivers is no different – if you’re a lover of behind the scenes docs – and intrigued by the unholy grind that is the stand-up’s life then it’s worth taking a look at JOAN RIVERS – A PIECE OF WORK.
It’s on today at the Belcourt here in Nashville; (tomorrow’s screening is in association with the Nashville Jewish Film Festival – attend tomorrow to for the chance to win tickets to the Fest in November).
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P.S. I’m a fan of River’s work – she’s a pro – punchy and professional and blue – and one of the great pioneers of stand-up: it’s tough enough going up on stage – but for a woman? In the male dominated world of stand-up – in the ’60s? She’s up there with Pryor, Bruce and Mabley – trailblazers all.