"She's the high-water mark in situation comedy," said Joan Rivers, who will be among the funny people performing during the celebration.
"I think funny is funny," she said. "Whether you're a man or a woman, one wonderful thing about comedy is you either make 'em laugh or you don't."
"I got a master's degree in timing from her," Rivers concluded. "Watching her work, watching her on a set, watching her dissect a script — knowing what was funny, what were the big jokes, what were the small jokes — it was a master class."