It would be very unusual for me to have seen an international performer and if I have then I've had to pay, I expect.
However at Melbourne's gay and lesbian Midsumma Carnival a few years ago, we stood quite close to the stage to watch Dulcie's Dog Show hosted by drag queen Dulcie de Jour with guest judge Dr Hugh Wirth from the Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals and US comedian Joan Rivers.
She was terrifically entertaining. Her cutting and well targeted wit was very appropriate and well tuned for her particular audience. She also knew some self deprecating humour would go down well, and it did.
I am sad to hear such a treasure has died. You could just tell that under her plastic face was a real plastic person. (she would have worked on that line until it was actually funny)
Here she is as we will remember her.
Although this is about 1968 I think and she looks older! I quite like this photo taken by Norman Shearer for Look magazine.
Why not a little You Tube video where Joan is the victim of a practical joke. It is a bit long at 11 minutes. The set up is explained and the aftermath is shown, with Joan being under the impression she was meeting former Prime Minister of England, the late Maggie Thatcher.