March 30, 2012
We've heard Joan Rivers' comedy called borderline offensive. Well, we don't know what kind of borders those people have, but Rivers has been so far over the line most of her comedic career, we don't think she's ever seen it. Luckily, she's funny and not hurtful, although in the 2010 documentary "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work" she does speak of people coming up to her after a performance to complain about some of her content; her replies: snarky, but sincere. Rivers feels if she can make fun at her own expense, then everyone else's dysfunctions and woes are also making it in her jokes.
Why go: Rivers may not have kept her original face, but she still has the same mind, no holds barred.
Reconsider: Rivers' exposure is almost as out of control as her plastic surgeries.
Details: 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday at Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charles; $39-$125; 630-962-7000, oshows.com