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Joan Rivers on the Gender Politics of Comedy and a Life Spent on Camera

Joan Rivers, at 77, remains one of the hardest-working comedians in the business. She performs more than 200 stand-up gigs each year. Last year, she starred in the second season of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice – and to no one’s surprise was the winner. She sells jewelry on cable TV. And she is front and center in Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg’s fascinating new documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.

Paula Poundstone: Still Funny After All Those Beers

Comedien Paula Poundstone says her act has always been autobiographical. “When I was 19, I talked about busing tables and taking public transportation,” she has said. “Now I'm 42 and I'm a single mom and a felon and I talk about that.”

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