Influences & Inspiration
Holly has imitated Joan Rivers since she was five years old. She remembers how happy she was being allowed to stay up and watch Joan on the Ed Sullivan show. How amazing that almost 20 years later she'd appear in NY on Joan's tv talk show dressed as Joan Rivers. Joan was so much fun, even asking her if she remembered any of the jokes from Ed Sullivan, which Holly provided to a laughing Joan Rivers. Holly loves to perform as her hero, Joan Rivers, because “it allows me to make people laugh and it always challenges my comic improvisation.” People are always good natured and know it's all in good fun, even when Holly as Joan, like the real Joan Rivers, turns most of the jokes on herself.