Then on Michael Parkinson on Saturday we had the actual Joan Rivers. It finally dawned on me that much of her act is her laughing, or writhing in astonishment, at her own jokes. This was clear through juxtaposition because she was sat next to the wittiest man on earth, Stephen Fry.
George Michael was also on Parky. Hum. I was reminded me of Atlee's advice to Harold Laski: "A period of silence on your part would be most welcome."