|Born||November 15, 1962|
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Stand-up comedian, actress, television writer, producer|
Judy Gold (born November 15, 1962) is an American stand-up comedian, actress, podcaster, television writer, author and producer. She won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work as a writer and producer on The Rosie O'Donnell Show.
Life and career
She was born on November 15, 1962, in Newark, New Jersey. She first did stand-up on a dare when she was a music student at Rutgers University. She is a lesbian who shared a relationship with Sharon Callahan, her former partner, for almost 20 years. She has two children (Henry, 1996, and Ben, 2001), facts she frequently referenced on the show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Gold is very active in both LGBT and Jewish communities. She was active in support of the 2004 and 2008 Democratic presidential campaign. In an interview with Marc Maron, Gold revealed her comedic influences to be Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and Totie Fields.
Her one-woman show 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, co-written with Kate Moira Ryan, is based on a series of interviews with more than 50 Jewish mothers in the United States. Their stories are interspersed with anecdotes about her own mother and her life as a lesbian mother of two sons. It ran at the Ars Nova Theater in New York City in early 2006 and reopened on October 12, 2006, at St. Luke's Theater. Judy Gold also appears as a commentator on truTV's TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest. In 2007, she was featured in the film Making Trouble, a tribute to female Jewish comedians, produced by the Jewish Women's Archive. In 2011, Gold was named a Givenik Ambassador. In 2015, she appeared off-Broadway as Eleanor Roosevelt in the satiric musical Clinton: The Musical at New World Stages.
The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom
On June 30, 2011, The Judy Gold Show: My Life as a Sitcom, began previews at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre in New York City. This one-woman show is an homage to the classic sitcoms of Gold's youth. The show is written by Gold and Kate Moira Ryan and directed by Amanda Charlton.
The show officially opened on July 6, 2011, to positive reviews. The New York Times called the show "highly entertaining." The New York Post called the show "gleefully self-deprecating". The show subsequently opened in Los Angeles June 18, 2013, and had a one-month run at the Geffen Playhouse.
Kill Me Now podcast
Judy Gold began the Kill Me Now with Judy Gold podcast in 2015.
|2001||The Curse of the Jade Scorpion||Voltan's Participant|
|2004||Our Italian Husband||Nun #2|
|1993||Rumor Has It||Panelist||1 episode|
|1994–1995||All American Girl||Gloria Schechter||18 episodes|
|1995||HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Judy Gold||Herself|
|1995||Here Come the Munsters||Elsa Munster Hyde||TV movie|
|1995||The City||Judy Silver||1 episode|
|1997||Lois Lives a Little||Short|
|2000||The Drew Carey Show||Leslie||2 episodes|
|2000||Law & Order||Deborah Patterson||1 episode|
|2000||Sidesplitters: The Burt & Dick Story||Dick's Mother||Short|
|2001||The Ballad of Lucy Whipple||Buck McPhee||TV film|
|2002||Sex and the City||Barnes & Noble Clerk||1 episode|
|2002||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Forensic Gynecologist||1 episode|
|2003||Comic Remix||Herself||1 episode|
|2003||The Gynecologists||Mrs. LeBlanc||Short|
|2004||Ed||Judge Fisher||1 episode|
|2005||Here! Family||1 episode|
|2007–2008||Super Normal||The Roving Eye / Madam Midterm / Granny||15 episodes|
|2008–2013||World's Dumbest||Herself||114 episodes|
|2009||Ugly Betty||Joan||1 episode|
|2011||The Glades||Rebecca Thornquist||1 episode|
|2012||30 Rock||Judy Gold||1 episode|
|2013||The Big C||Rabbi||1 episode|
|2013||2 Broke Girls||Jerri||1 episode|
|2014||Melissa and Joey||Janey||2 episodes|
|2014||Teachers Lounge||Gym Teacher||1 episode|
|2015||The Jim Gaffigan Show||Judy Gold||1 episode|
|2016||Broad City||Angela||1 episode|
|2016||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Judy||1 episode|
|2016||Crisis in Six Scenes||Phonebooth Woman||1 episode|
|2016||Search Party||Paulette Capuzzi||2 episodes|
|2016||What's Your F#@king Deal?!||Herself||Post-Production|
|2017||Nightcap||Deb Hafner||5 episodes|
|2018||Murphy Brown||ICE Agent Lynch||1 episode|
|2020–2022||Better Things||Chaya||5 episodes|
|2021; 2023||Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens||The Librarian||2 episodes|
|2022||Girls5eva||Dr. Madden||1 episode|
|2013||Real Actors Read Yelp||Herself||1 episode, streaming on YouTube|
|2015||Ambience||Estelle||1 episode, streaming online|
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- Lara, Adair (December 24, 2003). "N.Y. comedian Judy Gold feels right at home in S.F." San Francisco Chronicle. p. D-1. Archived from the original on December 1, 2007. Retrieved March 20, 2007.
- "Gold, Judy 1962–". Encyclopedia.com. Cengage. Retrieved September 19, 2022.
- "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn TV Show: News, Videos, Full Episodes and More". TVGuide.com. November 29, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2017.
- Shulman, Randy (January 31, 2008). "Gold Rush: When she's not milking the room for laughs, comic Judy Gold juggles a career, two kids and her 85-year-old Jewish mother". Metro Weekly. Retrieved March 13, 2008.
- Hoban, Phoebe (January 27, 2006). "Listen to Your Mother! And Other Advice". New York Times. Retrieved March 20, 2007.
- Deming, Mark (2012). "Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Archived from the original on August 26, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
- Gioia, Michael. "John Tartaglia and Judy Gold Are New Givenik Ambassadors (Video)". Playbill.com. Playbill. Archived from the original on December 26, 2011.
- "Emmy-Winning Comic Lands Role in Off-Broadway's Clinton The Musical". Playbill.com. February 5, 2015. Archived from the original on February 7, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
- Rooney, David (July 8, 2011). "'The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom' – Review". The New York Times.
- Vincentelli, Elisabeth (July 11, 2011). "Self-deprecation adds punch to 'Judy&apos". New York Post.
- "The Judy Show – My life as a sitcom". The Geffen Playhouse homepage. Archived from the original on August 28, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2013.