Joan Rivers is a force of nature whose career skyrocketed in 1965 when after performing in comedy clubs for nearly a decade, she appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Within three years she was hosting That Show With Joan Rivers which was one of the first syndicated daytime shows on television before becoming the first sole guest host of The Tonight Show in 1983. Joan then hosted her own late night talk show, The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers which aired on FOX in 1986. Three years later, she returned to daytime television with The Joan Rivers Show … a syndicated talk show where she won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Talk Show Host” in 1990. That same year, she launched her fashion jewelry line on QVC achieving unprecedented and continued success with record-breaking 300 million dollars plus in sales. Her line is also featured in Canada on The Shopping Channel.
In 2009, Donald Trump “hired” Joan as the winner on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice where she earned more than $500,000 for God’s Love We Deliver … a New York City-based organization that prepares and delivers meals to people living with illnesses. Soon after, she was the guest of honour on the Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers. In 2011, she and her daughter, Melissa Rivers premiered their television series, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? on the US cable channel, WE tv. The reality show – which follows Joan moving to California to be closer to her family – became an instant ratings success with the series scheduled to begin its fourth season in early 2014. She can also be seen as one of the hosts of E!’s hit series, Fashion Police. Joan continues to perform her hilarious stand-up to sold-out audiences across North America and will be appearing for one night only at the River Rock Casino Resort on April 25, 2014.