Joan Rivers Signs With CAA (Exclusive)
The comedian remains an enduring presence onscreen, onstage and on the red carpet.
Joan Rivers has signed with CAA for representation in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. She was previously repped by ICM Partners for touring and managed by the Larry A. Thompson Organization.
The comedian's always-busy schedule stays especially so during awards season, during which she hosts E!'s preceremony institution Live From the Red Carpet -- which she co-created with her daughter, Melissa -- and continues to dissect celebrity sartorial hits and misses as anchor of the network's Fashion Police. Rivers and her daughter also star in WE tv's reality series Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, whose fourth season is set to air early this year.
Rivers made late-night TV history when she was named the first permanent guest host of The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, the only woman ever to hold the position. She also hosted 1968's That Show With Joan Rivers, one of television's first syndicated daytime talkers; launched the then-fledgling Fox network in 1986 with The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers; and won a Daytime Emmy for outstanding talk show host in 1989 for The Joan Rivers Show.
Rivers' performance in the Broadway play Sally Marr … and Her Escorts earned her a Tony nomination for best actress in 2004, although she is most frequently seen onstage performing stand-up, where her latest tour, Before They Close the Lid, will take her to the U.K. this October.
As a New York Times best-selling author, Rivers has penned 11 books, ranging from (humorous) self-help to fiction, and her 12th, Diary of a Mad Diva, is due this July from Penguin Group.
The six-decade entertainment veteran, who in 2010 starred in the critically acclaimed documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, has kept up with the times, churning out her signature zingers on Twitter and hosting a weekly web series, In Bed With Joan.
She designed the jewelry, apparel and accessories line Joan Rivers Classics Collection, which has been a QVC top seller for almost 25 years, and her philanthropy includes work for God's Love We Deliver, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Guide Dogs for the Blind, the National Osteoporosis Foundation and Wounded Warriors.
Rivers continues to be repped by business manager Michael Karlin of Nigro Karlin Segal Feldstein & Bolno and attorney Marc Chamlin of Loeb & Loeb.