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12 New Comedians to Watch -- and the Stars Who Gave Them Their Break!

Marlo Thomas | Posted 06.26.2013 | MarloThomas
Marlo Thomas

"You're going to be a star." Those were the words Johnny Carson spoke to Joan Rivers on national television on the night of February 17, 1965. Only moments before, Joan had been an unknown and struggling comic -- an anxious but enormously talented fighter who had to tear down mountains to convince the Tonight Show bookers to squeeze her into the last ten minutes of the show.