THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON — Pictured: (l-r) Actress Betty White, guest host Joan Rivers on September 28, 1983 — (Photo by: Joseph Del Valle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Comedian Joan Rivers passed away last week. Among her many accomplishments, Rivers guest-hosted The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson over one hundred times, and was the first of the show’s three “permanent guest hosts”. In addition, she was the first woman to host her own late-night talk show on a major network.

Below are some very kind words about Joan Rivers from David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, Conan O’Brien, Chris Hardwick and Seth Meyers:


– Ben