Wed, Apr 11

Joan Rivers Coming to DPAC

April 11, 2012 (Durham, NC) — Comedienne and Emmy-winning talk show host makes her debut at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on September 28, 2012.

Tickets go on sale to the public beginning April 20 at 10am:
• Online at
• DPAC Ticket Center: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
• / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.745.3000
• Ticketmaster outlets including Crabtree Valley Mall

Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on Wednesday, April 18th. Joining the Friends of DPAC is free, and you can register at

"We're in the midst of our busiest comedy season and more than ever all the comedy stars want to play the big stage at DPAC. There's only one Joan Rivers and this entertainment superstar is legendary for her outrageous live performances. From the stages of New York and Las Vegas to DPAC, this September show with Joan Rivers will be a Triangle first in many fun ways," said Bob Klaus, GM for DPAC.

Comedienne and Emmy-winning talk show host makes her debut at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on September 28, 2012. Joan Rivers is an internationally renowned comedienne, Emmy-winning television talk show host, Tony-nominated actress, best-selling author, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, jewelry designer and cosmetic company entrepreneur and most importantly, a proud mother and grandmother.

Joan has enjoyed an illustrious career spanning more than four decades. She is currently on E! Entertainment Television hosting the network's popular franchise Fashion Police, covering red carpet style for the annual awards season, as well as hosting E!’s popular Fashion Police weekly series. Joan has also taken over the reality TV circuit with her daughter Melissa in their weekly series on WEtv, called Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best? This ultimate mother/daughter duo address the question plaguing daughters since the beginning of time: does mother really know best?

In 2009, she starred in NBC’s hit reality series The Celebrity Apprentice emerging as the Season Two winner. Her critically-acclaimed documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work premiered in theater’s nationwide last summer and is available on DVD. She also celebrated the publication of two critically acclaimed, best-selling books: Men Are Stupid and They Like Big Boobs: A Woman’s Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery and Murder at the Academy Awards: A Red Carpet Murder Mystery. Her new book I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me, published by Penguin is set to hit bookstores this coming June.

Joan made television history as the first sole guest host of The Tonight Show. Her own The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers helped launch the Fox Network in 1986. In 1989, she returned to daytime television with The Joan Rivers Show, winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host and her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

From her signature question “Can we talk?” (A Federal trademark) to her red-carpet mantra “Who are you wearing?” the woman who asks the questions get the answers America -- and the world -- wants to hear. Her most joyous triumph is being grandmother to Melissa’s son, Cooper (Edgar Cooper Endicott), who was born on December 1, 2000.