It would have been so OBVIOUS of me to interview Joan Rivers the morning BRAVO aired her standup special, but, like George W. Bush, I don't believe in simply "staying the course."
I am an adapter. I am flexible. Andy's Blog is a fluid body of ever-changing thoughts ... so why not interview Joan the morning after her special aired if I damn well please?? I know many of you were flipping between Joan and the Cardinals game anyway, right? Have no fear, we'll rerun the hell out of the special and this taste of Joan is a perfect hump-day treat. (Note, I still haven't given away the shoe, so if someone emails me a damn good reason why they should have it, I will send it! OK, enough of this -- Joan is on the horn!)
HI JOAN. LAST TIME I SAW YOU WAS AT THE OPENING OF CHORUS LINE...
Yes and you were in the good seats!
WHAT DID YOU THINK?
I loved it. My lawyer produced it I have to be clear about that. You're taping this right?
It was great. I loved it. J'adore Chorus Line.
YOU WERE PROBABLY THERE FOR THE ORIGINAL, RIGHT?
Yes I sat on a stair next to Dick Cavett. You couldn't get a seat.
PEOPLE HAVE NOT SEEN YOU ON TV DOING STANDUP IN SO LONG ... WHY?
Because I'm banned from late night television! I am. I've never been on Leno. I've been on Conan once and Letterman once in 17 years. This is on the record, I'm telling you -- it's the truth. I had to go to England and become a huge sensation over there for Bravo to bring me back and put me on!
WHY WOULD YOU BE BANNED FROM LETTERMAN?
Because Carson's company owned it!