A ‘Fashion Police’ writer remembers Joan Rivers

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Joan Rivers, who died today at the age of 81.

Rivers spent more than five decades making us laugh – and think – with her often raucous and sometimes raunchy jokes about people, sex and, of course, fashion.

That last genre was a hallmark of Joan Rivers who made a profession out of calling people out for their fashion faux pas.

Guy Branum is a writer and comedian, known for his work on “Chelsea Lately” and “Last Comic Standing.”

He worked with Rivers as a writer on the E Network show, “Fashion Police.”

He joined KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis in the studio to remember Joan Rivers, who he watched on late-night TV as a child.

“It was magical. She splashed in and she told jokes like I had never heard before,” Branum recalls. “They were so mean and so cutting and I just thought she was the most glamorous thing I’d ever seen.”