Judy has had stand-up specials on HBO, Comedy Central and LOGO. She has written and starred in two critically acclaimed, Off-Broadway hit shows: The Judy Show – My Life as a Sitcom (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother (GLAAD Media Award – Outstanding NY Theater, Drama Desk Nomination – Actor). Judy received rave reviews as Gremio in The Public Theater’s all female production of The Taming of The Shrew for Shakespeare in the Park. She also co-starred in Off-Broadway’s Clinton! The Musical, and Disaster! The Musical.
Judy plays the role of Chaya on FX’s Better Things. She guest starred on CBS’ Madame Secretary and on the Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here. She has had recurring roles Netflix’s Friends from College and TBS’ Search Party.
Judy is the host of the hit podcast, Kill Me Now. She has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Tonight Show. From 1999-2010, Judy was the host of HBO’s At the Multiplex with Judy Gold. Judy also won two Emmy awards for writing and producing The Rosie O’Donnell Show.
Judy has made numerous appearances on The View, The Today Show, The Wendy Williams Show, and The Steve Harvey Show. She often pops up on The Food Network, but please do not mention Chopped All Stars to her, or Rachel vs. Guy for that matter. Recently, Judy can be seen on the new FX Documentary HYSTERICAL directed by Andrea Nevins.
Judy’s newest comedy album, Conduct Unbecoming, and her previous albums, Kill Me Now and Judith’s Roommate Had a Baby are available wherever you get your music.
Judy Gold is the author of YES I CAN SAY THAT – When They Come for the Comedians We’re All in Trouble, forthcoming from Dey Street Books.

SOLO SHOWS
25 Questions for a Jewish Mother

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

The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom

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

COMEDY

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

THEATER

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

FILM

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

TELEVISION

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

CDs
Conduct Unbecoming
Kill Me Now
Judith's Roommate
Had a Baby
COMEDY AWARDS
ACTING AWARDS
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BOOKS

YES, I CAN SAY THAT

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

25 Questions for a Jewish Mother

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.

ARTICLES
Penny Marshall gave girls like me permission to dream

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.

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KILL ME NOW

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.

PASSIONATE ADVOCATE & SOCIAL JUSTICE WARRIOR

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.

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SN Seder • CDC

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COACHING & TEACHING

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!).

Have you ever thought to yourself after a presentation or pitch meeting, “I felt like they weren’t really listening”, “I don’t know why I was so nervous”, “I should have been more high energy”, “I talked too fast”, or “The mic wasn’t loud enough”? These thoughts, among others, are very common and totally normal, but they are completely unnecessary. You should never feel like you had lackluster performance after you have done all the necessary preparation. From idea to execution, Judy works with professional female leaders and speakers in all areas of business to present themselves as flawless public speakers – whether it be to a conference of thousands, a speech for hundreds, or a meeting of dozens. Judy will help you to write or punch-up your speech or presentation, and work with your voice and body language to make you the most formidable and impressive presenter you can be. Judy’s honesty and sense of humor, patience and personal focus creates a safe and comfortable environment to test and develop your presentation skills. Even if you aren’t exactly sure of what you need to work on, Judy will help pinpoint what you’d like to accomplish with your presentation or first impression, that will leave your audience feeling comfortable, uplifted and confident in you and your message. Guided by Judy, you will design a communication & writing style that is unique to your personality & holds the attention of your audience – whether it be a conference of hundreds, a meeting of dozens or a private interview.

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.

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