Comedian Paul Rodriguez talks about deaths of Rivers, Williams

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By Chloe Nordquist By Chloe Nordquist

Longtime comedian Paul Rodriguez visited 3TV Friday to talk about his performance in Chandler, his upcoming acting role, and the deaths of Joan Rivers and Robin Williams.

"[Joan] was very, very funny," he said. "I'm sure if she were around now she would never stop any of us from making jokes. Her whole life was making people laugh."

Rodriguez had connections to both Rivers and Williams.

"I did the 50th anniversary of The Improv and the only reason I was on that show was because Robin put in a word for me," Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez is performing at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler Friday, Sept. 5, at 8 p.m. Tickets are still available at www.wingilariver.com, the keyword is Paul Rodriguez.

He is also preparing for his role as Oscar Madison in the play "The Odd Couple." The plays run Sept. 17-28 at Horton Plaza's Lyceum Theatre in San Diego. Tickets can be purchased at www.lyceumevents.org