We find Joan getting ready for one of her infamous red carpet broadcasts, but it’s not her usual, upscale dressing room in which she finds herself. A new makeup artist (Emily Kosloski), an unfamiliar producer (Adam Kulbersh) and a less-than-spectacular cheese tray lead her to deduce that she has slipped a bit in status. This is the catalyst that gets her talking.

Rivers’ stories range from poignant to raucous, serious to hysterical, but all are well worth the price of admission.

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