Columbia: Can we Talk?
Posted 6/25/2012 4:40:00 PM
You might want to think twice about your outfit before stepping out this July. Joan Rivers
, the famously frank red-carpet maven, is coming to Columbia
South Carolina Pride Movement
is bringing the brash comedic legend to town for a show at the Koger Center. The performance will be held on July 13 at 8 p.m.
When most people think of Joan Rivers they think of the husky voice, plastic surgery, and her over-the-top red carpet zingers. But Rivers is also a trailblazing comedienne. There were few female comics working at all when she began her career in the 1960s – let alone women whose humor was so irreverent, straight shooting and cheeky. It was only 1969 when Rivers skyrocketed to fame with her appearance on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show. Her success paved the way for future comediennes.
There’s good reason that Rivers has been called “the hardest working woman in show business.” Over the years she has participated in a number of different projects in addition to her stage show. She won Celebrity Apprentice in 2009, is the author of several best-selling books, and she is a Tony-nominated actress and Emmy-winning talk show host.
Today, Rivers is host of E! Entertainment Television’s popular Fashion Police, where she dissects the awards season’s styles of Hollywood’s biggest stars with her trademark razor-sharp wit. She also stars with her daughter on WEtv’s Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?
Tickets to the Koger Center concert, which range from $30-60, are on sale now at www.capitoltickets.com
or by calling (803) 251-2222.