A lot of people found Joan Rivers grating. A lot of people thought she was a horrendous racist. A lot of people thought it was awful that it was basically her job to scream at people about what garbage monsters they’re dressed like on a red carpet on ostensibly the biggest night of their lives. We don’t care about those people.
And neither did the men of late night. Because we can’t get a lady to kick one of these straight white dudes out from behind their desks, but at least they all demonstrated a healthy fear of one of comedy’s great ladies. Here are her late night send-ups from last night: RANKED.
Jimmy Kimmel: The winner, not only for bringing a lady comic on to talk about Joan, but also for making that lady comic his ex-girlfriend Sara Silverman.
Seth Meyers: Heartfelt
David Letterman: Terrified
Conan: Points for mentioning her turn on Johnny Carson, which eventually got her banned from The Tonight Show.
Craig Ferguson: A respectably roasty one-liner.