Part memoir and part stand-up routine, this hilarious and affecting play breaks down just what makes Jewish mothers so lamentable, laughable, and lovable. Seamlessly weaving actual interviews with Jewish mothers across the United States together with memories from her childhood and own experiences as a Jewish mother, she explores it all: rugelach to rabbis, matzoh to marriage, Ann Landers to Anne Frank, and guilt to G-D.
Winner of 2007 Glaad Media Award for Outstanding NY Theater
Nominated for Drama Desk Best Solo Performance
You’ll be the laugh track in Judy Gold’s hilarious show. In this hysterical homage to the classic sitcoms of the 70s, 80s and 90s, two-time Emmy winner Gold reveals everything that’s truly funny about her life through the lens of the sitcoms of her youth.
Nominated for The Outer Critics Circle Award
92nd Street Y Funny People Series – Host
The MOTH – Regular Contributor
The Wendy Williams Show – Panel Guest
Wisecrack – Star – LOGO
Tough Crowd Stands Up – Regular Guest – Comedy Central
100 Greatest Stand-ups Of All Time – Host – Comedy Central
Heroes of Jewish Comedy – Featured Guest – BBC/Comedy Central
Friar’s Roast: Rob Reiner, Smothers Bros. – Guest star – Comedy Central
Comedy Central Presents – Star – Comedy Central
Great Performances w/ Alan King – Comedian – PBS
HBO Half Hour Comedy Special – Star – HBO
Tonight Show with Jay Leno (3) – Panel guest – NBC
20th Birthday of Comedy Store – Guest star – NBC
Clinton The Musical – Cast Member – New World Stages – New York City
Love Loss & What I Wore – Lead – West Side Theater NYC
The Judy Show – My Life as a Sitcom – Star/Author – The D-R-2 Theatre – New York City
25 Questions for a Jewish Mother – Star/Author – St. Luke’s Theater/Ars Nova – New York City
Vagina Monologues – Lead – Westside Theater – New York City
The Trials of Monica Lewinsky – Lead – The New Dramatists, Aspen, CO
Ensemble Studio Theatre/‘Sisters’ – Lead – Dir. Kirsten Sanderson – ’97 Marathon Series
The Aristocrats – Featured – THINKFilm
Making Trouble – Featured
Rent-A-Husband – Supporting – Crisp Films
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion – Supporting – Dreamworks/Dir. Woody Allen
Lois Lives A Little – Lead – Home Grown Pictures
Sex Lives of Superheros – Supporting – Mitchell Cohn Prods
30 Rock – Guest Star – NBC
The Big C – Guest Star – Showtime
Anderson Live – Co-host – Sydicated
The View – Co-host/Regular Guest – ABC
The Wendy Williams Show – Regular Guest
Host – NickMom Night Out (Nickelodeon)
World’s Dumbest – Series Regular – Tru TV
Host of Sirius/XM OUTQ 108’s “Hatched By Two Chicks”
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
The Glades (A&E) – Guest Star
Are We There Yet? (TBS)– Guest Star/Lead Ugly Betty – Guest Star
Next Food Network Star – Celebrity Judge
Next Great Baker (TLC) – Guest Star/Celebrity Judge
Dr. OZ – Celebrity Guest
All Aboard! – Featured – HBO Documentary
Supernormal – Lead – BBC (Animated)
Sex & The City – Guest Star – HBO
Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn – Regular – Comedy Central
Hollywood Squares – Regular – Syndicated
Law & Order, SVU – Guest Star – NBC
As The World Turns – Recurring – CBS
At The Multiplex With Judy Gold – Host – HBO
HBO Entertainment News – Host – HBO
The Insiders – Celebrity Panelist – FOX News Channel
Talk Soup – Guest Host – E! Entertainment Television
Law & Order – Guest Star – NBC
The Drew Carey Show – Recurring – Warner Bros./ABC
Ballad of Lucy Whipple – Lead – CBS/MOW
Beat Cops – Series regular – USA Network/Pilot
The Roseanne Show – Guest Star
The Rosie O’Donnell Show – Writer/Producer – WB TV/Telepictures
Arliss – Guest star – HBO
Here Come the Munsters – Lead – FOX/MOW
Blame it on Ernie – Series regular – Universal/Bung. 78
All American Girl – Series regular – ABC/Disney
When They Come for the Comedians We Are All in Trouble
From award-winning comedian Judy Gold, an equal parts thoughtful and hilarious polemic on the current efforts to censor comedians, arguing that they undermine the art—and purpose—of comedy itself.
“Gold’s defense of comedy, filled with great jokes and stories of censored comics, is a reminder that freedom of speech is no laughing matter.” ~ Publisher’s Weekly
“No one makes me laugh harder than Judy Gold. If I had to pick one comedian to write a book about free speech, it would be Judy.” ~ Amy Schumer
“Judy Gold’s years of blazing free speech trails serve her well in this thoughtful funny book.” ~ Jon Stewart
Part memoir and part stand-up routine, the hilarious and affecting play-turned-book breaks down just what makes Jewish mothers so lamentable, laughable, and lovable. Seamlessly weaving actual interviews with Jewish mothers across the United States, she explores it all: rugelach to rabbis, matzoh to marriage, Ann Landers to Anne Frank, and guilt to G-D.
Nominated for the prestigious Quill Award.
At the start of my freshman year of high school, a new show came on the air. It was about two single women living together, working at Shotz Brewery in Milwaukee and doin’ it their way. And the show’s ubiquitous theme song had people all over America speaking Yiddish! Give us any chance — we’ll take it. Read us any rule, we’ll break it went the lyrics of the show’s theme song. These women, Laverne and Shirley, were fearless. Finally, here on television were people I could relate to.
Kill Me Now is a weekly podcast hosted by award winning comedian and writer, Judy Gold. Since Judy always seems to be pissed-off about something, she thought why not interview celebrities about what makes them angry – from the extraordinary to the mundane. Whether it’s your cheap friend who always gets up from the table when the check comes, to injustices such as inequality & equal pay, Judy and her guests vent with wit, humor and passion while you laugh your ass off.
Judy uses her comedy to give back to her community. Working for organizations such as the Ali Forney Center and GLAD to advocate and fundraise for LGBTQ+ rights. Fundraising and supporting Project ALS to fund research and create awareness. Hosting and participating in conversations at the Women in the World Summit, The Tory Burch Foundation #EmbraceAmbition Summit, and then #BHeard Town Halls, she brings comedy to the center of today’s political correctness and how it holds a mirror to society. Being a proud member of the Jewish community, Judy loves to participate in fundraisers in partnership with Jewish organizations across the US, including the recent Virtual Seder that helped raise funds for CDC research.
Nobody knows better than Judy that humor can disarm even the most serious and solemn people, and once you’ve disarmed your audience, they will be eating out of your hand.
One-on-one sessions with Judy can be in person or via Skype and will be fitted to your personal goals & needs. Contact Judy for sessions and prices.
Judy’s expertise in solo performance, writing, and her knowledge of storytelling, public speaking and effective communication have made her one of the most sought out coaches and teachers around. She not only works with writers and performers, but also female executives all over the country to help them make their presentations the best they can be.
Judy has written for major celebrities, business people and those wealthy enough to afford to have someone write a specific toast or speech for a special occasion. She also works with high school students – helping them with their college essays (one of her favorites!).
She has given thousands of speeches, hosted and starred in numerous television, stage and benefit shows, has written and starred in 2 critically acclaimed on person shows, and has spent 30 years performing stand-up comedy. She is currently on the faculty at The Einhorn School of The Performing Arts, and has received 2 Emmy awards for writing and producing. She was nominated twice for The American Comedy Award’s funniest female comedian. She has written for many celebrities and executives, and has coached newbies and seasoned professionals. She has also written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN.COM, The Huffington Post, and The Jerusalem Post, to name a few.Nobody knows better than Judy that humor can disarm even the most serious and solemn people, and once you’ve disarmed your audience, they will be eating out of your hand. One-on-one sessions with Judy can be in person or via Skype and will be fitted to your personal goals & needs. Contact Judy for sessions and prices. Let Judy know if you’d like to be included in the next group-session!
Your personalized time in each group-session will help shed light on any struggles or blocks experienced during your writing or performance process. She will guide you toward your show’s full, successful potential. Her tough-love approach, humor, empathy & personalized support with each student, helps draw-out their hidden strengths, breaking bad-habits & keeping them on a forward-moving track.
One-on-one sessions can also be held in-person at a scheduled space in Manhattan or via Skype.
Solo Performance Intensive: (6 Group-Sessions Total, Sessions are held based on student interest and availability.)
Working in a small group of other writers & performers at different stages of their solo-show process is invaluable. One of the best ways sharpen your solo-writing skills & performance ability is by watching your peers & understanding the connection between the instructor’s guidance & the artist’s development.
Just like her one-on-one sessions, Judy will personalize your time in each group-session & will help shed light on any struggles you experience during your writing or performance process. She will guide you toward your show’s full, successful potential. Her tough-love approach, humor, empathy & personalized support with each student, helps draw-out their hidden strengths, break bad-habits & keeps you on a forward moving track.