NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SiriusXM announced today that it will air a never-before-heard interview with legendary comedian Joan Rivers on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio on Thursday, February 15.
Hosted by Emmy Award-winning Dan Bucatinsky and “Will & Grace” co-creator Max Mutchnick, the unreleased special is a no holds barred conversation with Joan Rivers in one of her final interviews before she passed away in 2014. Additionally, the interview on SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio will feature PEOPLE and EW Editorial Director Jess Cagle in conversation with Dan Bucatinsky and Max Mutchnick as they discuss their conversation with the legendary comedian.
“I knew my mother was so determined that something as mundane as dying wouldn’t shut her up,” said her daughter Melissa Rivers. “If she tells me to stand up straight and brush my hair, I’m going to scream.”
Audio clips from SiriusXM’s Entertainment Weekly Radio’s special with Joan Rivers:
Entertainment Weekly Radio’s special with Joan Rivers will air on Thursday, February 15 at 6:00 pm ET on channel 105, on satellite radios, and on the SiriusXM app. The interview special will also air on SiriusXM’s Radio Andy (ch. 102), SiriusXM’s Stars (ch.109) and Comedy Greats (ch. 94).
Entertainment Weekly Radio is the ultimate destination for pop culture news and talk, movies, TV, music books and more, and features live, original shows hosted by Entertainment Weekly and EW.com editors and contributors featuring breaking entertainment news, opinions, interviews, and more, as well as in-depth coverage of the biggest entertainment events of the year.
SiriusXM subscribers can listen to Entertainment Weekly Radio on ch. 105, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to www.SiriusXM.com/AtHome to learn more.
About Dan Bucatinsky:
Dan Bucatinsky is an award-winning actor as well as writer, producer and best-selling author. As an actor, Dan is best known for his Emmy-winning role as James Novak on “Scandal.” Most recently, he appeared in Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed film “The Post,” starring Meryl Strep and Tom Hanks. He also just wrapped work on the upcoming feature, “Second Act” opposite Jennifer Lopez. Previously, Dan starred on “24: Legacy” and his other television credits include “Marry Me,” “Grace & Frankie,” “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” “Superstore,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Will and Grace,” “Friends” and “All Over the Guy.” As a writer, in addition to writing over a dozen pilots, Dan was a Consulting Producer on “Grey’s Anatomy” and a Co-Executive Producer on “Lipstick Jungle.” In 2003, he and producing partner, Lisa Kudrow, founded “Is Or Isn’t Entertainment”, which produced the Emmy-nominated series “The Comeback” for HBO both in 2005 and again in 2014. The company, along with writer/director Don Roos, created the Emmy nominated web to television comedy “Web Therapy.” They are also the long-time producers of the Emmy winning docu-series “Who Do You Think You Are?.” Bucatinsky is also the author of the best-selling book, “Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight.” Dan will next be seen reprising his role as Neil in a guest spot on the March 1st episode of NBC’s “Will & Grace”.
About Max Mutchnick:
Max Mutchnick is the co-creator/executive producer of the 16-time Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Will & Grace.” The beloved comedy returned to NBC last fall to critical and commercial success, reaching 15.8 million viewers (L+7) for its triumphant premiere. Mutchnick started his entertainment career almost 25 years ago as a writer for legendary television producer Alan Funt on “Candid Camera.” Shortly after, he partnered with high school best friend David Kohan and began their career as joke writers for “The Dennis Miller Show.” As a writing team, Kohan and Mutchnick have created numerous television series. In September 2016, while sitting in the back of a cab in London, Mutchnick had the idea to create an online reunion of “Will & Grace” as a response to the chaos of the 2016 election. It was directed by James Burrows and brought together almost the entire original production team from the pilot. The video, #VoteHoney, received an overwhelming response and was the impetus for bringing the show back to NBC.
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