Chris Rock remembers the late Joan Rivers in a conversation with Variety. The Top comedian talked of Riversâs resilience following the cancellation of her late night talk show, The Late Show. Â ”I did the very last The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers on Fox,â Rock recalled. âIt was my first time on television. Her show had just gotten cancelled and her husband had just shot himself in the head. And for whatever reason, she decided to go and do the last show. Boy, did I learn about the show must go on that day.”
“She had it together on camera,â he continued. âWhen we were on commercial, she was losing it a little bit. I can definitely say I saw her start to cry. She kept it together.”
Riversâs, who died this past Thursday following a throat procedure, became the first woman to host her own late night talk show, which lasted from 1986 â 1987.