Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Today's Hump Day column...


... is about attending a performance by one of my comedy idols over the weekend. I never thought I'd ever get a chance to see Joan Rivers live, but to my great thrill she booked a date to perform here in Moncton at Casino New Brunswick last Saturday, November 13.

I laughed the entire time, but can understand why some people wince at her irreverent jokes. With that said, I get her... jokes are her therapy. Her jokes about AIDS turn heads, especially when you realize she's passionate about raising money for the disease. Her jokes about suicide make you wonder, especially when you consider that her beloved husband Edgar Rosenberg took his own life.

Brokenhearted songwriters write songs. Brokenhearted authors write books. Brokenhearted artists create art.

Brokenhearted comedians tell jokes.

Read all about it in the editorial section of today's Moncton Times & Transcript. It will be posted online here tomorrow.

Remember... if it's Wednesday, it's Hump Day!

1 comment:

Ray Hiltz said...

Just saw her recently on the Graham Norton Show. She was hilarious as usual. But you're very right, her humour masks pain. They played a segment from her Documentary (which I hope to see so) A Piece of Work and in it she talks very candidly about had awful it is to be old in this culture.

Look forward to the column.