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Joan Rivers’ one-woman show hits Atlanta Symphony Hall Friday

2011 March 21
by Susan Asher

Maverick Joan Rivers changes careers as often as she changes her face (She’s looking more and more like Lisa Rinna). But there’s one thing that doesn’t change, Rivers’ ability to keep on working.

More than fifty years after she began her comedy career, she is finally coming to Atlanta for a one-woman show Friday, March 25, 2011, at Atlanta Symphony hall.

While some things get old — her line “Can we talk?” and her red-carpet commentary with daughter Melissa — her comedy is as fresh as her new face. Her material is as original as she was more than four decades ago when she wrote sketches for the Italian mouse puppet Topo Gigio on The Ed Sullivan Show and when she first appeared on “The Tonight Show.” Carson then told her, “You’re going to be a big star one day.”

Carson was right. Rivers would go on to win an Emmy for her daytime TV talk show and a Tony nomination in 1994 for her starring role in “Sally Marr and Her Escort,” which she wrote. She would also become the winner of the second season of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”  She is a best-selling author, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, jewelry designer and a cosmetic company entrepreneur.

Like a Jack-in-the-Box, nothing seems to keep her down.

The question is this: After all these years, can Rivers pull off a one-woman show? If you watch the video above, I think you’ll have your answer.

Joan Rivers will be performing her one-woman show Friday, March 25, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

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  1. Jana permalink
    March 21, 2011

    Love her!!

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