Margret Cho was among the guests at Joan Rivers’ funeral in New York City last Sunday (7 September) and she says it was unlike any sendoff she had ever attended.
‘I’ve never been to a funeral like that,’ Cho said this week on Larry King Now. ‘I think Joan Rivers really put the fun in funeral.
“It was also the best place to be if you were a good-looking gay man, because there was the richest gay men in the world all coming together. If I was a gay man, I would have definitely kept my Grindr turned on.’
Upping the gay attendance was the Gay Men’s Chorus of New York performed a trio of songs at the service.
Cho says the two had become quite close over the years.
‘She’d say "Margaret I know that you, just like me, were ugly in high school," and I was like, bitch, speak for yourself.
‘She worked hard on maintaining her friendships. Her legacy is really a gift to all the female comics who loved her and worshiped her and inspired her.’
She described Rivers, who died at age 81 on 4 September, as ‘incredibly brave.’
‘If a joke is offensive but it’s also funny, it’s unassailable,’ Cho said. ‘As long as it’s funny, it doesn’t matter. And that was her brilliance. … She was – in her comic way – kind of immortal.’