“Why We Laugh: Funny Women,” narrated and executive produced by Joan Rivers

In 2012, after her acclaimed documentary had wowed film festivals and she surged back into our consciousness even more with a “win” on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, Joan Rivers put together a new one-hour special for Showtime, Joan Rivers: Don’t Start With Me (it’s airing again tonight, as well as On Demand and via Hulu Plus). Perhaps more significantly, Rivers also paid it forward to the women who have come after her onstage, executive producing and narrating a documentary devoted to funny women, which debuted last year. Why We Laugh: Funny Women is airing tonight and several more times on...

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