Tacoma Urbanist

Nov. 4, 2011 at 12:01am

TONIGHT ONLY: Joan Rivers at the Pantages Theater! Don't Miss it!

Now that Sykes and Cho have warmed up Tacoma, it is time for the MAIN EVENT:

Since her days on The Tonight Show in the 1970s, Joan Rivers has been a comedic icon. Now 78, Rivers, as captured in Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (last year's film documentary about her life) seems to fear just one thing: a blank calendar. Co-host of E! Entertainment TV's Fashion Police, she also stars with her daughter, Melissa, on their reality show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? - which has been renewed for its second season on WE network starting in January. When not lambasting celebs for their sartorial mishaps or videotaping Melissa in the shower, Rivers travels the country performing stand-up. Ahead of her gig Nov. 4 at the Pantages, Rivers dished with the Weekly Volcano.

WEEKLY VOLCANO: Joan, lots of people in Tacoma have tattoos. Do you think tattoos are sexy?

JOAN RIVERS: Tattoos are no longer a sign you are low class, just a sign you are an idiot. Then again, I work with Kelly (Osbourne), who has tattoos. But what about in 10 years when you start to fade and sag? Melissa has a tiny bumblebee (tattoo). (The name) Melissa comes from the word honeybee in Greek; she has a blue bee because of her name and Cooper (her son).

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by low bar on 11/4/2011 @ 1:08am
because 'colorful' people need to laugh too

by Erik on 11/4/2011 @ 11:17am
To get tickets:

"Broadway Center presents

Joan Rivers

Friday, November 4, 2011 • 7:30 p.m.
Pantages Theater

Tickets: $42, $52, $62, $74
buy tickets
Don’t miss the force of nature and entertainment legend of unparalleled accomplishment and talent — Joan Rivers. She’s an internationally renowned comedienne, Emmy-winning television talk show host, Tony-nominated actress, best-selling author, and is accomplished at just about everything else under the sun.

In a 2005 BBC poll to select The Comedian’s Comedian, she was voted among the “Top 50” comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.
Joan Rivers was named the Celebrity Apprentice on Season 8 after many cat fights with poker diva Annie Duke
Opening Act: Brad Upton
Brad Upton has headlined nearly every comedy club from Anchorage to Miami and made several national television appearances on Showtime, MTV and A&E. He’s shared the stage with many stars - Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Lewis Black, The Smothers Brothers, Glen Campbell and many others.

Meet Joan Rivers!
Meet Joan up close and personal at a special “Meet & Greet” for Gilda’s Club supporters immediately following her show on Friday, November 4. Tickets are extremely limited and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Your ticket price of $175 will include a ticket to the show AND the “Meet & Greet.” A portion of your ticket price will be donated to support Gilda’s Club’s programs in Tacoma. As an added treat, Joan’s opening act, Brad Upton is a Gilda’s Club board member and will also be on hand to meet you. It’s bound to be a laugh a minute…don’t miss it!

Tickets for the Meet & Greet are available for purchase by phone or in person at the Box Office. If you’ve already purchased your Joan Rivers tickets and want to upgrade into this Meet and Greet event, while supporting a great cause, please call the Box Office at 253.591.5894"