Last night Sarah Silverman stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to
listen to him make awkward jokes about their romantic history talk about Joan Rivers. Silverman considered Joan a friend and a mentor, so she’s clearly, as she puts it, “broken inside.” Together, the two pay tribute to Rivers in the most fitting way possible: by tearing apart each other’s appearance. It’s what she would have wanted.
And here’s a bit from Jimmy’s monologue, where he talks about Joan and shows a clip from her last visit to the show.
And here’s what a few of her peers/friends/admirers said by way of tribute.
.@Joan_Rivers was a dear & wonderful friend who I've known for 45yrs. Great guest, pal, comedian & mother. We will never see her likes again— Larry King (@kingsthings) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers never played it safe. She was the bravest of them all. Still at the top at the end. She will be sorely missed.— Mel Brooks (@MelBrooks) September 4, 2014
Joan… She is the ONLY person that could make me laugh long enough & deep enough to make me wet myself Melissa thanks for sharing her…— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) September 5, 2014
Joan Rivers once told me she would die before she'd ever apologize for a joke. I'm glad she made it.— Anthony Jeselnik (@anthonyjeselnik) September 4, 2014
Bye, Joan. You were the real, nasty, raw deal. Love. #RIPJoanRivers— marc maron (@marcmaron) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. Trailblazer, legend, hilarious. She literally made us laugh until the end.— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) September 4, 2014
RIP Joan Rivers. Being publicly told that my dress is hideous will never feel quite as awesome. You will be truly missed.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) September 4, 2014
Too much to say. A constant source of encouragement for me years before anyone else gave a damn. A full and fabulous life. Love you, Joan.— billy eichner (@billyeichner) September 4, 2014
Joan Rivers has died. What a sad ending to a brilliant and tragi-comic life; one of the bravest, and funniest of all.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) September 4, 2014
No matter how mean @Joan_Rivers pretended to be for the joke. We, in the audience, always saw her pure heart. Bye Joan my friend and hero— Penn Jillette (@pennjillette) September 4, 2014
Condolences to Melissa Rivers, whose house we visited a few weeks ago to spend an hilarious hour, In Bed with Joan. pic.twitter.com/gY0p2Qfh7P— Simon Pegg (@simonpegg) September 4, 2014
Goodbye, Joan. You deserved a louder death. #RIPJoanRivers— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) September 4, 2014
I told Maron I'd have a zinger when Joan died. But I didn't think she ever would. She felt eternal, and anyway, zingers are her territory.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 4, 2014
That being said, Joan is gone but a piece of her lives on: her nose, because it's made of polyurethane.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 4, 2014