Transcript for Joan Rivers' Memorial Service Filled With Laughter, Singing
sendoff for Joan rivers. So many stars turning out to pay tribute to the comedy legend. It was a memorial service told with laughter and singing. Daughter Melissa addressing the guests outside the temple. Mara schiavocampo has all the details. Reporter: Bag pipes in the street playing "New York new York." ? crowds of adoring fans. A star-studded guest list. The kind of showbiz affair Joan rivers said she wanted. They closed off fifth avenue. You know how happy she would have been? Reporter: Some of the biggest names in entertainment inside. Including Kathy griffin, Sarah Jessica parker and whoopi Goldberg. The program showed a choir sing big spend. Later, a nod to rivers' love of Broadway. Six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald performing "Smile." And Hugh Jackman performing, "Quiet, there's a lady on the stage" as he did here. ? Quiet please, there's a lady on stage ? Reporter: And, of course, for the woman ho famously asked, can we talk, words of remembrance. Howard Stern delivering the eulogy, calling rivers a crazy aunt at a bar mitzvah who fought the stereo type that women couldn't be funny. Daughter Melissa calling her mother an inspiration. She would love that the message from today is go out and laugh. Reporter: Saturday, a much more intimate farewell. Melissa kissing her mother's flower-draped casket outside the funeral home. But for the star's final sendoff doctor. It was irreverent. Offcolor. Just like Joan's humor. Reporter: More smiles than sadness. Just like rivers' humor, at times the service got a little bit racy. The rabbi reportedly seen jokingly burying his head in his hands. It ended with standing ovation. And her good friend, Deborah
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