Joy Behar, currently a co-host of ABC's The View, is among today's leading comic talents. Whether performing standup comedy or interviewing politicians and artists, she is a comedic original and a leading woman on stage and screen.
Armed with an M.A. in English education from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, Ms. Behar originally began a career in teaching. She then set out to pursue comedy professionally, and immediately received bookings from famous New York clubs, such as Caroline's and Catch a Rising Star. Ms. Behar went on to win three MAC awards and a CableACE Award.
On television, she starred in her own HBO special and was a regular on the series, Baby Boom. Other appearances include the voice of a hilariously neurotic patient on Dr. Katz, which won the CableACE Award. She has been a frequent panel member on the critically acclaimed Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher and has also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Hollywood Squares, Larry King Live, ABC's Spin City, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, The Late Show With David Letterman, the celebrity edition of ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Live With Regis and Kelly, Charlie Rose and Bette.
For three years Ms. Behar hosted a popular call-in radio show on WABC, where she discussed politics with a deadly humorous bent. Her film appearances include Cookie with Peter Falk, This Is My Life directed by Nora Ephron and Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery. In theater she had a successful run in the off-Broadway hit The Food Chain, where she earned rave reviews in the starring role, and also in the critically-acclaimed play The Vagina Monologues.
Ms. Behar is still a frequent comedy headliner and most recently appeared in "The Marshall's Women In Comedy Festival" at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. In January, 2001, she was chosen by TV Guide as a "Personality of the Year" nominee for the 3rd annual TV Guide Awards.
In May, 2001 Ms. Behar and her fellow co-hosts were awarded the Safe Horizon Champion Award for their continued efforts of raising awareness of issues of importance to girls and women and for serving as confident, compassionate role models dedicated to excellence of the battle against violence and victimization. She is also the recipient of the Gracie Allen Tribute Award from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television (2000) and the New York City Public Advocate's Special Advocate Award for her outstanding friendship to the Gay community (2000).
In October, 2001 Ms. Behar launched her monthly colum "Tell Me About It" in Good Houskeeping where she dispenses advice with her usual mixture of common sense and humor.
Her first book, titled Joy Shtick: or What Is the Existential Vacuum and Does It Come with Attachments?, was published by Hyperion and is available in paperback.
Ms. Behar is heavily involved with numerous philanthropic organizations and is a frequent contributor to several charitable foundations.
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|The View: Season 10||Sep 5, 2006||Host||tbd|
|The View: Season 9||Oct 3, 2005||Host||tbd|
|The Tony Danza Show: Season 2||Sep 12, 2005||Herself||tbd|
|The Tony Danza Show: Season 1||Sep 13, 2004||Herself||tbd|
|The View: Season 8||Aug 30, 2004||Host||tbd|
|The View: Season 7||Sep 2, 2003||Host||tbd|
|The View: Season 6||Sep 3, 2002||Host||tbd|
|The View: Season 5||Sep 24, 2001||Host||tbd|
|The View: Season 4||Jul 17, 2001||Host||tbd|
|Baby Boom: Season 1||Sep 10, 1988||Helga Von Haupt||tbd|