Hide all the sharp objects and ladies make sure to be wearing your absolute best. One of the self proclaimed most annoying celebrities in Hollywood is coming to town and she has no problem telling you how ugly she thinks you are.
Joan Rivers, minus her daughter Melissa (thank God), will invade the Castro Theatre in San Francisco at 8 p.m. Friday night. We're not sure allowing a fashion disaster and commentator, such as Miss Rivers, to step foot, in her red stilettos, into the Castro Theatre is such a good idea.
But we digress. The force of nature-and one of the hardest working celebrities (we're not sure what she actually does) in the world of comedy is also a best-selling author, Tony-nominated actress, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, Emmy Award-winning television talk-show host, jewelry designer, red-carpet fashion laureate, businesswoman and most importantly to us, she was the robot in "Spaceballs."
The daughter of immigrant Russian parents, Rivers created her own brand of irreverent, unconventional comedy to forge her remarkable rise to stardom in the entertainment world.
Enduring humiliation and privation for nearly a decade playing tawdry clubs, Borscht Belt hotels, and Greenwich Village cabarets, Rivers career skyrocketed in 1965 when she appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.
Within three years she was hosting "That Show With Joan Rivers,"one of the first syndicated daytime shows, and went on to become the first sole guest host of "The Tonight Show." Her own "Late Show with Joan Rivers" was launched in 1986, and in 1989 she returned to TV with "The Joan Rivers Show," winning an Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host the following year-and her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Tickets for Friday night show are still available from SF Stand Up's Web site.