Urban Myths: Joan Rivers And Barbra Streisand. Image shows from L to R: Barbra Streisand (Jessica Barden), Joan Rivers (Katherine Ryan). Copyright: Fulwell 73 Productions.

Urban Myths: Joan Rivers And Barbra Streisand

Sky Arts comedy about Joan Rivers & Barbra Streisand. 1 episode in 2020. Stars Katherine Ryan and Jessica Barden.

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Urban Myths: Joan Rivers And Barbra Streisand. Image shows from L to R: Barbra Streisand (Jessica Barden), Joan Rivers (Katherine Ryan). Copyright: Fulwell 73 Productions.

Urban Myths: Joan Rivers And Barbra Streisand

Comedy based on Joan Rivers's recollections of a play she starred in with Barbra Streisand

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2020
Channel
Sky Arts
Episodes
1
Starring
Katherine Ryan and Jessica Barden
Writer
Sue Perkins
Director
Sue Perkins

This episode is based on Joan Rivers's recollections of a play she starred in with Barbra Streisand. Streisand has remained tight-lipped about the whole experience.

A sixteen-year-old Barbra Streisand is in rehearsals for Driftwood, an off-Broadway play, when a woman, dressed head to toe in fur, bursts through the door. She's Joan Molinsky, although the world will soon come to know her as Joan Rivers.

Joan is failing as a club comic and wants to turn her hand to more serious artistic pursuits. Unfortunately, the only part available is 'Man in Black', which Joan blithely demands is gender-swapped to 'Woman in Black'. Joan hasn't bothered to read the play, and therefore doesn't realise that the 'Woman in Black' and Barbra's character, Lorna, have a love scene together.

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