Joan Rivers' 'Tonight Show' ban lifts: Watch Jimmy Fallon and co. cringe at her off-color jokes


Comedian and TV personality Joan Rivers was banned from "The Tonight Show" 25 years ago when she launched "The Late Show" on FOX. Current "Tonight" host Johnny Carson reportedly never spoke to his protege after she left to start the rival late-night program without telling him.

Thursday (March 27) Rivers came back to "The Tonight Show," where she was her typical outrageous self.

"It's very special for me to be back, seriously. Very, very special," says Rivers, who then says she and her "girlfriend" got matching vagina rings to commemorate her return to the show. Rivers' ring is killing her, but Bruce Jenner's is doing fine. Ba-dump-ching!

It's actually pretty hilarious to watch Jimmy Fallon, Russell Crowe and Questlove bury their faces in their hands at all the off-color jokes Rivers makes.
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