Joan Rivers wanted Johnny Carson to be the first one to know when she was offered a chance to have her own late night show on Fox. But when she called him, he hung up the phone and never spoke to her again. That’s one of the tough blows the comedienne has had to go through in her career.
In the new documentary “Joan Rivers- A Piece of Work,” we see her disappointment at that call and her heartbreak after her husband’s suicide. And though she’s past 75, she doesn’t believe in calling it quits. She has no problem taking flights at 3 a.m. to get to a gig. What makes the film great is Rivers’ brute honesty and jaw-dropping humor.