Pioneer of Comedy? [Joan Rivers]

The above is the promo teaser from PBS, for a Joan Rivers segment in their Pioneers of Comedy series. Thankfully they just released this behind-the-scenes extra below to honor her as well. It is especially poignant given how often the word “Pioneer” is bandied about when discussing her in tribute. It is her response to people who call her a Pioneer (or Trailblazer) and it is very typically Joan.  She was a one-of-a-kind:

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Her funeral is scheduled tomorrow in Manhattan. Thoughts & Prayers go out to her & the family, and friends as well as all her supporters out there.