Tribute to Joan Rivers, RIP Joan Rivers
Tribute to Joan Rivers, RIP Joan Rivers

A Tribute to Joan Rivers

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StarTalk Radio presents a special “Tribute to Joan Rivers.” Host Neil deGrasse Tyson has enlisted three of our comic co-hosts – Eugene Mirman, Chuck Nice and Leighann Lord – to share their thoughts about the late comedian and her impact on stand-up and comedy. We’ve also chosen some of the funniest moments of Neil’s Season 1 interview with Joan, when he and comic co-host Lynne Koplitz chatted with Joan in her NY apartment. Surrounded by filing cabinets filled with a lifetime of jokes, Neil asked the pioneering comedian whether there’s a science to comedy, and her answer may surprise you. You’ll get Joan’s hilarious views on geometry, astronomy, astronauts, space exploration, and what it would have taken to get her into space. Find out what Joan would have done if an asteroid were headed for Earth, and what kind of aliens she hoped would visit our planet. Joan dished on her friends, UFO sightings, and alien abductions. Plus, Joan confronted Neil about Pluto, and yes, obscenities were uttered, so be warned.

Note: Portions of this episode previously appeared in Season 1, Episode 13: “What’s So Funny About Space

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