Joan Rivers Made A Heartfelt And Hilarious Return To ‘The Tonight Show’ After Nearly 30 Years

Joan Rivers made her return to The Tonight Show 49 years after her first appearance alongside Johnny Carson and 28 years after being banned from NBC. You might remember how she made a brief tease appearance in the celebrity cavalcade from the first episode of Jimmy Fallon’s run as host, but this is the full Rivers experience.

There were heartfelt thanks, cherished memories, and enough vagina talk to fill a week of college performances of The Vagina Monologues. She even busted out a classic Carson bit that got the audience involved with just how dry her lady parts had become.

It’s a fast seven minutes and as a person who only knows Joan Rivers as the plastic demon from E! on the red carpet, I was happily surprised as how quick the time flew past. It’s a hilarious appearance and Russell Crowe loved the hell out of it, so that’s gotta count for something.

(Via The Tonight Show)