I’ve got three weeks of comedy for you! A couple of documentaries, and then a complete series to round out the list.
Week 1: Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
This is a fantastic documentary about the famous comedienne, who, at the age of 75, is still going strong. Being the youthful tot that I am, I only knew Joan Rivers as an uninteresting talk show host and a really awkward commentator on Oscar night, it’s incredible to see her open up into an incredibly funny, driven, abrasive personality. In the course of the film we see her put on a play, compete on “Celebrity Apprentice”, publish her new book, and continually complain about her lack of work. It’s inspiring to see her drive, and uplifting at the end.
And also, she’s really hilarious.
The documentary is available on Netflix Instant Streaming.
You have no excuse!