STAGE TUBE: Joan Rivers "A Piece of Work 'Documentary Trailer
The new trailer for the upcoming Joan Rivers documentary, A Piece of Work, had been released! Click below for the clip. Out in theaters June 11, A Piece of Work takes the audience on a year long ride with Joan Rivers in her 75th year of life; it peels away the mask of an iconic comedian, laying bare both the struggle and thrill of living life as a groundbreaking female performer. Filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg (The Devil Came on Horseback) expose the private dramas of this irreverent, legendary comedian as she fights to keep her career thriving in a business driven by youth and beauty.
Out by IFC Films, A Piece of Work is a 2010 Sundance Film Festival Award winner.
Joan Rivers is a force of nature and one of the hardest-working celebrities in the world. She's an internationally renowned comedienne, Tony-nominated actress, best-selling author, Emmy Award-winning television talk show host, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, jewelry designer and cosmetic company entrepreneur, red carpet fashion laureate and businesswoman. Joan Rivers is a true pioneer: she created her own brand of irreverent, unconventional comedy and forged her remarkable rise to stardom in the entertainment world. Enduring humiliation and deprivation for nearly a decade playing tawdry clubs, Borscht Belt hotels, and Greenwich Village cabarets ("I was insanely persistent," she says.), her career skyrocketed in 1968 when she appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Within three years she was hosting That Show With Joan Rivers, one of the first syndicated daytime shows. She soon made television history as the first sole guest host of The Tonight Show. Her own The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers helped launch the Fox Network in 1986. In 1989, she returned to daytime television with The Joan Rivers Show, winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host and her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Joan has enjoyed an illustrious career spanning more than four decades in the entertainment industry and beyond. This year Joan returned to E! Entertainment Television to host the network's all new "Fashion Police" specials covering red carpet style in the 2010 award season. In 2009, she starred in NBC's hit reality series The Celebrity Apprentice with her daughter Melissa, emerging as the Season Two winner. She also celebrated the publication of two critically acclaimed, best-selling books: Men Are Stupid and They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery and Murder at the Academy Awards: A Red Carpet Murder Mystery, both published by Simon & Schuster. She received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Bubbe in PBS' award-winning animated children's series Arthur, gave life to the character, Dot Matrix in the animated series, Spaceballs, played an eccentric aunt in two seasons of IFC's popular mockumentary series Z Rock, and wowed audiences at The Underbelly in London with her comedy show Unplugged and Uncensored. In 2009 she also debuted her highly-anticipated TV Land reality show, How'd You Get So Rich, A candid look at the extravagant lifestyles of fabulously rich enterpreneurs and innovators, which is currently in its second season.