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The singer Rihanna is set to perform at the halftime show during the Super Bowl game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. On this morning’s episode of the ABC talk show “The View,” the 80 year-old comedian Joy Behar showed how full of herself she is by comparing herself to Rihanna ahead of this performance.

Behar Compares Herself To Rihanna

The women of “The View” began their Super Bowl segment by playing a clip in which Rihanna talked about why she’d initially hesitated before accepting when asked if she’d be up for doing the halftime show. 

“When I first got the call to do it again this year, I was like, ‘You sure? Like I’m three months postpartum, should I be making major decisions like this right now? Like I might regret this,’” Rihanna said in the clip.

“As scary as that was, because I haven’t been onstage in seven years, there’s something exhilarating about the challenge of it all,” she added. “And it’s important for me to do this this year. It’s important for representation, it’s important for my son to see that.”

After this clip ended, Behar was quick to give her opinion on it.

“You know, I sort of get it,” she said. “When you’re scared to do something, there’s something about really feeling alive with that, you know, and I used to feel that way with stand-up.”

“But I don’t need to feel that much alive anymore, so I don’t do it, ’cause the anxiety is heavy,” she continued.

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Behar’s History

Decider reported that Behar was a teacher for many years before she launched her standup comedy career in the 1980s. She was one of the original hosts of “The View” when it premiered back in 1997, and though she was fired from the show in 2013, she was brought back two years later and has been on it ever since.

Despite turning 80 in October of last year, Behar has made it clear that she has no intention of going anywhere anytime soon. 

“Joe Biden and I are the same age. Would you say I could not do my job for the next four years? Of course I can,” Behar said earlier this week, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“And the haters can go stick their heads in something, because I’m not moving out of this seat,” she continued. 

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Behar Has ‘No Plans To Retire’

Behar also said around the time of her birthday that she has “no plans to retire.”

“I just signed a contract so I’ll be here for a while,” Behar told People Magazine in October. “I have no plans to retire.”

“It’s really, you know, something that is an important show in many ways,” she went on to say of the ABC talk show. “Sometimes I don’t believe that, as I’ve been here since the beginning, but we’re the most-watched show in daytime. Most-watched! I’m happy to be a part of it. So no, I’m not going anywhere. I’m having a good time.”

Behar may have found some success on “The View,” but she’s never played to a crowd even close to being as big as the one that Rihanna will be performing for on Sunday night. In the end, Behar has no idea what Rihanna is feeling right now, so she should not be comparing herself to the much-younger pop star. 

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