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Joan Rivers’ Revenge? Rachel Brosnahan Got Jumped by a Crazy Person on the ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Set

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Melissa Rivers, daughter of groundbreaking stand-up comic Joan Rivers, has recently expressed her frustration with Amazon’s hit dramedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel because it borrows so heavily from her late mother’s life and comedic style without ever acknowledging her.

She’s not really wrong. Here’s Joan Rivers performing at the Apollo.

And here’s Rachel Brosnahan performing as Midge Maisel.

They aren’t telling the same jokes but you can tell a lot of how she delivers her lines and carries herself on stage and especially how she sounds while doing crowd work is inspired by Joan Rivers. Which makes sense, Rivers was doing comedy during the same time period and she was the queen of crowd work, which is what made her so good at working the red carpet at Hollywood events.

Is the angry spirit of Joan Rivers haunting the production The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for this slight? Well, the weirdest thing happened while they were filming the upcoming season. While they were doing a location shoot on a New York City street made to look like a 1960s newsstand, a couple of guys wandered into the shoot and started fighting, and one of them put his hands on Rachel Brosnahan because apparently there wasn’t any security on hand to deal with it.

Luckily no one was hurt, but creator Amy Sherman-Palladino was reportedly pretty shaken up.

Personally, I don’t think that Joan Rivers’ angry poltergeist is haunting the show despite the troubles the show has had, like taking a year off filming because of the pandemic. If Joan Rivers was going to haunt something, she’d make sure everyone knew it was her. She also has a perfectly good body lying wherever she was buried, it’s not like she’s going to decompose, her body was mostly just Botox and silicone filler by the end.

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