On February 23, 2017, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced its nominees for the 2016 News and Documentary Emmy Awards. Among those selected as Best Documentary is the Comedy Hall of Fame presentation, “Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing”, written by Comedy Hall of Fame founder, Jeff Pancer and Associate Curator, Darryl Littleton. The film pays tribute to the late Joan Rivers and explores her impact on the field of comedy through insights of three generations of brilliant and defining comedians who have Rivers’ influence in common.
“Joan Rivers: Exit Laughing” received three nominations (Best Documentary, Best Editing and Best Cinematography) and features Sarah Silverman, Don Rickles, Kathy Griffin, Dick Cavett, Luenell Campbell, Gilbert Gottfried, Cocoa Brown, Mario Cantone, Whitney Cummings, Jeff Ross, Judy Gold, Deon Cole, Marlo Thomas and Lily Tomlin.
The 60th Annual New York Emmy® Awards will be presented at a Black-Tie Gala on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at The Marriott® Marquis ~ Times Square.