Joan Rivers: I’m never serious

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers knows she’ll “never see people again” if they don’t get her jokes.

The acid-tongued comedian refuses to tone down her humor, even when she’s with people she doesn’t know well. Her take on things is that if something needs to be explained, it’s not worth having the conversation.

“Yes, all the time!” she laughed to the American edition of OK! magazine when asked if it surprises her when people take her seriously. “If I go out with new people and over the course of the evening I have to say, ‘No, no, that’s a joke,’ more than twice, I know I’ll never see them again because they’re not my kind of people.”

Joan’s had public spats with many stars over the years, with Kristen Stewart currently said to be threatening to sue her over remarks Joan made about the actress in her new book Diary of a Mad Diva.

Even the arguments don’t make the comedian rethink her outlook, with Joan insisting there is little in her history that she would change even if she could.

“Every day there’s a regret, but I don’t dwell on the past,” she said. “I know this sounds corny, but, in real life, I try to be as nice as I can be. As I’m getting older I’m getting crankier, but I try to live up to that and that’s all I can do.”

Joan has reached a new audience thanks to her TV show Fashion Police, which also features Kelly Osbourne and sees a panel discussing star’s outfits. She loves featuring on the programme and asking questions to her fellow judges, but admits there are things she wishes more people said to her.

“‘Why are you so damn beautiful? It doesn’t show on television! My god, I never saw that tight of a body.’ They never ask me that question,” she laughed.

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