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I Knew I Was Funny
Joan Rivers tells MAKERS that she came from a funny family and that everyone was always making each other laugh -- but that there was moment specifically, during dinner, when she realized they weren't laughing at her anymore, but with her instead.

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THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Aired 06/29/1981 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actor Gary Coleman, guest host Joan Rivers (Photo by Joseph Del Valle/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Air Date 09/26/1983 -- Pictured: (l-r) Guest host Joan Rivers, actor David Hasselhoff on September 23, 1983 (Gene Arias, NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Singer Boy George and actress Joan Rivers at the Park Lane Hotel in 1984, London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Stevie Wonder stands with Joan Rivers at the 8th annual Los Angeles street Fest September 28, 1985 in Los Angeles, CA. The singer's performance in front of City Hall was watched by thousands including Mayor Tom Bradley. (Photo by Marc Biggins, Liaison/Getty)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: (l-r) Talk show host Oprah Winfrey during an interview with guest host Joan Rivers on January 27, 1986 -- (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Arsenio Hall, guest host Joan Rivers on March 6, 1986 -- (Photo by: Gene Arias/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON -- Air Date 04/25/1986 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress/comedian Joan Rivers during an interview with host Johnny Carson on April 25, 1986 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater, NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Betty White, left, with Joan Rivers. (NBCU Photo Bank/Getty)
Richard Simmons, left, with Joan Rivers. (NBC/Getty)
Joan Rivers and Tyra Banks (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Joan Rivers and Mickey Mantle during 'Can We Shop' Telethon - May, 18, 1994 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Joan Rivers and Bruce Vilanch during The 2005 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 'Gypsy of The Year Competition' at The Neil Simon Theater in New York City, NY, United States. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Joan Rivers, Antonio Banderas and Julie Andrews during Dreamworks Pictures and Dreamworks Productions Present The Premiere of Shrek 2 at Beekman Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Mychal Watts/WireImage)
Joan Rivers and John Lithgow during Celebrities Backstage at 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels' on Broadway at The Imperial Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Bruce Glikas, FilmMagic/Getty)
Joan Rivers, Bill Maher and Melissa Rivers during HBO 2006 Golden Globes After Party - Arrivals at Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Michael Tran, FilmMagic/Getty)
Rosie O'Donnell and Joan Rivers during Opening Night of 'A Chorus Line' - Arrivals at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in New York, New York, United States. (Bruce Glikas, FilmMagic/Getty)
NEW YORK - MAY 10: Donald Trump and Joan Rivers attend 'The Celebrity Apprentice' season finale at the at American Museum of Natural History on May 10, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
Dennis Rodman and Joan Rivers attend 'The Celebrity Apprentice' season finale at the American Museum of Natural History on May 10, 2009 in New York City. (Jim Spellman, WireImage/Getty)
(L-R) Joan Rivers and 50 Cent attend 50 Cent Street King Ad campaign shoot at the Planet Fitness - Harlem on March 27, 2012 in New York City. (Johnny Nunez, WireImage/Getty)
Liza Minnelli (L) and Joan Rivers pose backstage at the hit comedy 'The Performers' on Broadway at The Longacre Theater on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (Bruce Glikas, FilmMagic/Getty)
(L-R) Martha Stewart, Joan Rivers and Star Jones attend Dennis Basso during Fall 2013 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center on February 12, 2013 in New York City. (Brian Killian, WireImage/Getty)
Orlando Bloom and Joan Rivers pose backstage at 'Romeo and Juliet' on Broadway at The Richard Rogers Theater on November 9, 2013 in New York City. (Bruce Glikas, FilmMagic/Getty)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Singer Ray J suprises media personality Joan Rivers onset as she visits 'Live From The Couch' to promote the March 29th season four premiere of her reality show 'Joan And Melissa: Joan Knows Best' on WETV at CBS -TV Studios on March 28, 2014 in New York City. (Jemal Countess, Getty)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Joan Rivers and Tracy Morgan -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 11: Comedy queen, television personality and best-selling author Joan Rivers visits THE TALK, Friday, July 11, 2014 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Joan Rivers, and Sharon Osbourne, shown. (Sonja Flemming, CBS via Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Andy Cohen, Joan Rivers and Maksim Chmerkovskiy -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 081 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Joan Rivers during an interview with host Seth Meyers on August 4, 2014 -- (Lloyd Bishop ,NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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