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Kennedy Center Honors Joan Rivers With Tribute

Tribute will celebrate Joan Rivers' roll in opening doors for women

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    The Kennedy Center will host a tribute to Joan Rivers, celebrating her impact on women in comedy.

    What to Know

    • The Kennedy Center will host a tribute to Joan Rivers Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $59 to $125.

    • The event marks the opening night of the Kennedy Center's District of Comedy Festival, which lasts from June 19 to July 31.

    She's been honored with an Emmy award and a Grammy. Now, the Kennedy Center will celebrate Joan Rivers with a tribute you can witness.

    "Celebrating Joan: A Tribute to Joan Rivers" on June 22, will feature a variety of presenters and performers, including Louie Anderson, Dick Cavett, Rachel Bloom, Kelly Osbourne, Aubrey Plaza, Bob Saget, Jordin Sparks and Jessica Williams. There will also be video tributes.

    The night celebrates the way Rivers opened doors for female comedians.

    Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, New York Times best-selling author of "The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation," is set to host. Tickets to the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m., are $59 to $125.

    The event marks the opening night for the Kennedy Center's District of Comedy Festival, which includes a host of shows June 22-25, plus June 19-31 showings of "The Second City's Almost Accurate Guide to America" (see the full list of performances in the festival here).