JOAN RIVERS is gone. Even after a few months, it’s almost impossible to believe, and like many deaths of celebrities we hold especially dear, it’s hard to imagine our world without them in it. I was an especially lucky fan—and I was an epic fan—because, as a journalist, I got to meet and interview Rivers on several occasions.
It’s one thing to watch a really amazing stand-up comic. But Rivers was something else,
Matthew Hays teaches film studies at Marianopolis College and Concordia University in Montreal.