Episode 38: Joan Rivers and Treva Silverman: Partners in Comedy

Joan Rivers and Treva Silverman were friends and partners in comedy for decades. In this delightful conversation from JWA’s archive, Joan and Treva talk about what it was like to be women in comedy in the 1960s and 1970s, how they got their start driving to gigs in the Catskills in Joan’s beat up old car, and the origins of some of their favorite jokes.

This is the second episode in a two-part series. Check out the previous episode for a solo-interview with Joan from JWA’s archive.

Released March 24, 2020
  • Joan Rivers and Treva Silverman in the 2006 JWA documentary Making Trouble.

  • Joan Rivers and Treva Silverman

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 38: Joan Rivers and Treva Silverman: Partners in Comedy." (Viewed on August 10, 2020) <https://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-38-joan-rivers-and-treva-silverman-partners-comedy>.

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