Joan Rivers Completely Breaks Jimmy Fallon for Seven Glorious Minutes
Yes, friends. You get a double dose of Jimmy Fallon today. Because as ear-punchingly mediocre as that Russell Crowe number was, this is its equal and opposite counterpoint.
As you may know, Rivers was named Johnny Carson’s permanent guest host in 1983, but a few years later, due to a feud between the two, she was banned from the show. According to Rivers,
I left to do my own show at Fox and I don’t think [Carson] ever thought a woman would leave. I think if you’re funny, you can be a man, a woman, a dog. For some reason, I left and I was banned from his show forever.
But last night, she appeared as a guest on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show (following a brief return last month), and she seemed to be trying to to cram 26 years worth of cringe-inducing jokes into seven minutes. It’s pretty terrific to watch Fallon, Russell Crowe and multiple Roots bury their heads in their hands.
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