Mel Brooks remembers Joan Rivers

"She was sharp, she was really bright, really funny, and very dangerous"



Prachi Gupta
September 9, 2014 6:18PM (UTC)

"She was sharp, she was really bright, really funny, and very dangerous." That's how legendary comic Mel Brooks described Joan Rivers, the groundbreaking comedian who died last week at 81, on "Conan" Monday night. Though we now live "in an era where everything is supposedly edgy," as Conan O'Brien put it, Rivers was one of the few comics who truly broke barriers. Brooks, who remembers Rivers fondly, even hosted Rivers' short-lived "The Joan Rivers Show" once -- check out the clip, below:


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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