Howard Stern delivered the eulogy at Joan Rivers’ funeral on Sunday. Many were buzzing about Stern’s send off for his close friend because he opened it off with a risky opener. Turns out that opener worked and yesterday on his show, Stern recalled his eulogy and how he prepared to send off his friend.
Stern got a call from Rivers’ daughter Melissa who personally asked him to speak, “I had gotten a call from Melissa like a day and half before the service asking me if I would speak. I said to her, ‘Melissa, you are asking the wrong guy.’ I said, ‘I’ll do it, I would do anything for Joan, I will do anything for you.'”
As its been well-documented Rivers wanted a full blown Hollywood type of funeral with all the spectacle. Stern had a conversation with Louis C.K. about his speech and C.K. stated that “Joan really deserves a great send off.” So Stern took it to heart and he profoundly put it, “Joan was like an aunt or a best friend who could make everything better. Even in times after say 9/11 or the country just seems to be going down or things just seem to be bad, when she would crack a joke… you didn’t feel so alone.”
While Stern didn’t recite his exact speech, he alluded about what he said. Margaret Cho, who was also in attendance at the funeral posted the account on her blog and it involves dry vagina.
In the morose silence Howard Stern said,”Joan Rivers had a dry p*ssy.” At first, the words just hung there, as no one knew exactly what to do. Of course I started laughing hysterically, and everyone else, remembering who we were there to honor, followed suit. Howard Stern actually choked back tears as he continued – “Joan’s p*ssy was so dry it was like a sponge – so that when she got in the bathtub – whooooosh – all the water would get absorbed in there!” Of course, it is terribly sad that Joan is no longer with us. But, she had a beautiful and hilarious send-off and so many people cared about her deeply.
Here’s a clip of Stern’s thoughts adding, “Great comedians have the ability to snap you out of this sadness, this loneliness, to set it all right again, and she [Rivers] really was a top pro.”