She ended her career at another peak of controversy, and all I want to do is watch Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work again to remember this woman. This documentary made me laugh hysterically, feel for her personal traumas, and respect her indomitable work ethic. Her comedy came from a place of pain and catharsis and the need for attention, approval, and work. She was a monster of our entertainment industry, and I loved her for it. She was a offensive and transgressive, and that’s what I look for in comedy.
Comedy is to make everybody laugh at everything and deal with things, you idiot.