Joan Rivers funeral was a tasteful spectacle: Howard Stern, Margaret Cho, hundreds more pay their respects

Hundreds of family members, friends and celebrities said goodbye to Joan Rivers yesterday at her invite-only funeral in New York at Temple Emanu-El, which featured a eulogy by Howard Stern and performances by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Hugh Jackman and Broadway star Audra McDonald. It’s exactly the affair we’d all expect from Rivers, especially since the trailblazing comic laid out very specific instructions, which, hilariously, were included

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Inside Patrice O’Neal’s ‘going home’ services

The comedy world is still in shock from the passing of the great Patrice O’Neal. I attended the services for Patrice Monday at the Park Avenue Christian Church, on 85th Street and Park Avenue in New York City. I purposely did not use the word “funeral” because the program for the service was entitled “Going Home Services” for Patrice O’Neal. Plus “funeral” is such a sad word, and as sad

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Comedian Mike DeStefano's funeral services announced

Comedian Mike DeStefano was scheduled to perform his one-man show A Cherry Tree in the Bronx off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theater tomorrow. Because of his untimely passing on Sunday after he suffered a massive heart attack, tomorrow instead will be the first of three days where family, friends and fans will pay their last respects. There will be viewings at the Schuyler Hill Funeral Home in the Bronx, NY

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