Joan Rivers was a regular fixture on The Tonight Show couch during Johnny Carson’s reign in late night until the mid-eighties, when the host put the iconic comedienne on a list which banned her from not only his talker, but anything on NBC.
So what caused the rift and such a fierce punishment?
Joan received the opportunity to host her own nightly show on FOX and allegedly Johnny was insulted that his friend didn’t share the news with him before the announcement went public.
While the two never made up, Joan delivered some incredible comedy moments on The Tonight Show, even filling in for Johnny as host on occasion. Check out some of her best moments followed by her triumphant return to the show when Jimmy Fallon took over in 2014.
Check out Joan’s amazing seventies fashion in this clip from 1972.
Joan hosts The Tonight Show in 1984 and gives a hilarious monologue.
And finally her fabulous return after 26 years away from the show.
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