We all thought she was going to pull through. Because Joan Rivers is tough, which made the news of her passing on Thursday all the more shocking. This weekend, those who fall under the categories of fan, peer and in many cases friend, look back at Joan’s life and her comedy. Plus, we re-air specials featuring her at her very best.

While here at SiriusXM (for her Unmasked with Ron Bennington on SiriusXM Raw Dog Comedy Hits, Joan Rivers had the audience (both in the studio and at home, no doubt) in stitches.

As only Joan can do, she took a few jabs at plenty of public people, including Kristen Stewart for her controversial make-out session with married director Rupert Sanders, joking, “Kristen Stewart … does a lot of sucking.”

But things got a little serious … a little, though, not too serious (this is Joan after all), when Joan talked about a threat she got from comedian Jerry Lewis. After making fun of him, she says “he actually threatened to have people come beat me up … I don’t want my knees broken over Jerry Lewis … my last words are not going to be ‘but I was only kidding!'”

Then, every comedian has that one comic who influenced and affected their life more than any other. For Joan Rivers that comedian was Lenny Bruce.

“Lenny Bruce, nothing to discuss. I was lucky enough to see him. Can’t touch him. Nobody still can touch him and you wonder if he was still alive what he’d be saying now,” Joan told Ron and Fez.

Raw Dog Comedy Hits is playing encore presentations of Joan Rivers Unmasked, The Ron & Fez Joan Rivers Tribute Show featuring Amy Schumer, Lisa Lampanelli, Susie Essman, and many more.  Also, hear of Joan’s 2012 Stand-Up special Don’t Start With Me in its entirety, and stand-up from the very best women in comedy inspired by her.

Entertainment Weekly Radio will pay tribute with a 2 hour special featuring Entertainment Weekly hosts, editors, writers, fans, as well as reflections from Jenny McCarthy, Lisa Lampanelli, and more.  Also, hear from the Editorial Director of People magazine and Entertainment Weekly, Jess Cagle, who interviewed Joan just before her surgery.

FRIDAY
3 pm – Joan Rivers Unmasked on Raw Dog Comedy Hits, Ch. 99
5 pm – Full Album, Don’t Start With Me, on Raw Dog Comedy Hits, Ch. 99
7 pm – Ron & Fez’s Joan Rivers Tribute Show on Raw Dog Comedy Hits, Ch. 99

SATURDAY
6 am ET –  2-hour Joan Rivers Special on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105
8 am ET – Joan Rivers Unmasked on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105
12 pm – Ron & Fez’s Joan Rivers Tribute Show on Raw Dog Comedy Hits, Ch. 99
1 pm ET – 2-hour Joan Rivers Special on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105
3 pm ET – 2-hour Joan Rivers Special on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105
5 pm  – Women in Comedy on Raw Dog Comedy Hits, Ch. 99
5 pm ET – Joan Rivers Unmasked on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105
6 pm ET – Joan Rivers Unmasked on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105
7 pm – Joan Rivers Unmasked on Raw Dog Comedy Hits, Ch. 99
8 pm ET – 2-hour Joan Rivers Special on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105
9 pm – Full Album, Don’t Start With Me, on Raw Dog Comedy Hits, Ch. 99
10 pm  – Women in Comedy on Raw Dog Comedy Hits, Ch. 99
10 pm ET – Joan Rivers Unmasked on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105

SUNDAY
6 am ET –  2-hour Joan Rivers Special on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105
8 am ET – Joan Rivers Unmasked on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105
10 am – Women in Comedy on Raw Dog Comedy Hits, Ch. 99
12 pm ET – Joan Rivers Unmasked on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105
1 pm ET – 2-hour Joan Rivers Special on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105
3 pm ET – 2-hour Joan Rivers Special on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105
2 pm –  Joan Rivers Unmasked on Raw Dog Comedy Hits, Ch. 99
4 pm – Full Album, Don’t Start With Me, on Raw Dog Comedy Hits, Ch. 99
5 pm ET – Joan Rivers Unmasked on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105
8 pm ET – 2-hour Joan Rivers Special on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105
9 pm to midnight ET – Ron & Fez’s Joan Rivers Tribute Show on Raw Dog Comedy Hits, Ch. 99
10 pm ET – Joan Rivers Unmasked on Entertainment Weekly Radio, Ch.105

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