Let’s Look Back On The Time Mel Brooks Hosted Joan Rivers Talk Show In Drag

Entertainment Writer
09.08.14

Mel Brooks is on Conan tonight, clearly there to cause trouble for everyone on the network. That didn’t stop him from throwing a few touching moments into his visit. He spends most of this clip taking some time away from celebrating his own fantastic career to remember the late Joan Rivers in a very special way.

It would seem that Brooks guest hosted Rivers talk show in 1986 and wanted to make a memorable impact by dressing in drag. He went the full Divine too, with the wig, makeup, earrings, shoulder pads and everything. He didn’t any dog sh*t, but I’m keeping with the reference.

It’s a short clip, but proves that Rivers’ Late Show had a share of memorable moments within its one year on the air. Aside from this, Brooks talks a bit about his own mortality and throws a little love at Robin Williams. He even manages to make his own demise a funny moment, claiming that show-business will be finished when he dies before parlaying it all into a Hitler impression out of nowhere.

(Via Team Coco)

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