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Joan Rivers Returns to ‘The Tonight Show’ After 26 Years [VIDEO]

The outspoken comedian was interviewed for the first time since her 1986 ban

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: March 28th, 2014 in Culture » TV » News

For those of you that have been avid ‘Tonight Show’ watchers throughout the decades, you may remember Johnny Carson’s decision to ban Joan Rivers from his stage in 1986.

The story goes like this: In 1983, Rivers earned a permanent guest hosting position on Carson’s ‘Tonight Show’, but three years later after she left for her own late-night program on FOX, Carson declared that she was “banned, banned, banned” from returning to the show.

After Carson left, Jay Leno honored the ban… but with Jimmy Fallon as the new role, he decided to shake things up a bit.

On Thursday night, Rivers was interviewed on Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ joking “the last time I was on the show, Melissa was in diapers. Now, I’m in diapers.”

The 80-year old shared many anecdotes and jokes featuring her offensive brand of humour, discussing vaginas and dropping a number of swear words.

So, the question remains, will she have to wait until she’s 106 to be asked to return?

Watch below:

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