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March 13th, 2012
12:33 PM ET

Joan Rivers on getting high ("It was great",) and politicians ("I hate them all")

On Monday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" kicked off Guest Host Week, as comedian, actress, and singer Jane Lynch paid a visit to the studio, bringing along her own individual brand of humor and perspective.

As the program got underway, iconic American personality Joan Rivers joined Lynch in studio for an honest and engaging discussion on everything from pot to politics.

Joined by her daughter Melissa, the 78-year-old grandmother watched as Lynch aired a video clip from Rivers' reality show, during which she smoked marijuana with her friend, in the process becoming visibly high:

"It was great. Would I do it again? No. Because you eat."

Melissa, who was saddled with the responsibility of looking after her pot-smoking parent, had a different recollection:

"I had to go pick up my mother and her friend Lynn because they were no longer capable of driving...safely. And then they wanted food, so we had to stop and get food," recalls the younger Rivers. "And they were being annoying. You know when you're the designated driver and it totally sucks?"

Earlier in the special edition of "Jane Lynch Tonight," the subject turned to politicians, and Rivers was less than complimentary:

"I think they're all morons. I hate them. I hate them all," said the legendary comedian.

"I just think, oh, go to work, and work on the country. For two years, they've been campaigning, for two years! All of them...Pay attention, we're in trouble."

Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Lynch and the two Rivers women turn Monday evening into Ladies Night, sharing stories and loading up on laughs.


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  1. Ari

    Piers, please, keep those "headless chickens" out of your program.

    March 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. mike scanlon

    Joan Rivers husband was not in WWII much less loose a leg

    March 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Guard1an

    Joan, next time hang out with these guys. Tip: Jimmy likes an ounce, Billy is a liar, Georgie won't tell his parents and BO will get right to the point.

    "In a message to Congress in 1977, I said the country should decriminalize the possession of less than an ounce of
    marijuana..." "Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself.” "...the American government should support and enact the reforms laid out by the Global Commission on Drug Policy."
    – Jimmy Carter, U.S. President, is the founder of the Carter Center and the winner of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize

    "When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it, and I didn't inhale, and I never tried again."
    – Bill Clinton, U.S. President

    "Do you want your little kid, to say, 'Hey daddy, President Bush tried marijuana; I think I will?'" "That's the message
    we've been sending out. I wouldn't answer the marijuana question."
    – George W. Bush U.S. President

    "When I was a kid I inhaled frequently. That was the point."
    – Barack Obama, U.S. President and winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

    March 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. weak sauce

    She's 78 and never smoked pot? B.S. and get a grip, have some self control, enjoy the high and stop shoving food into your face. make some ramen noodles or somethin

    March 14, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse | Reply

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