The Legacy of Joan Rivers

The Legacy of Joan Rivers

Panel and Performance with Judy Gold and Caroline Waxler

Part of the Series Not Just Funny Girl: Jewish American Women in Comedy

Co-sponsored with the Center for Jewish History, The Forward, and the Jewish Women's Archive

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:00 pm

15$ general ● $10 students/AJHS and CJH members/seniors ● $18 at the door

Joan Rivers’ pioneering work as a female comedian left an indelible impression on the field and on the collective memory of America. From her breakthrough on the Johnny Carson show in 1965, she challenged us to think about gender roles, all the while making us laugh. Come watch highlights of her work, and hear from Rivers’ niece, Caroline Waxler, and comedian Judy Gold, on how her work continues to inspire the field today.

AJHS is home to records on prominent Jewish women actors and comedians, including the Molly Picon Papers, the Adah Isaac Menken PapersPapers of Sara Adler, photos and records on Sophie Tucker, and more.