Podcast Episodes

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.

Guest on The Creative Coalition Podcast • 1.26.21
The Truth About Stand-Up • The Changing Face of Comedy

Those in the creative arts industry are used to having to come up with new content or reinvent themselves on a regular basis. However, comedians face specific challenges not faced by other creatives such as musicians, writers, or artists. In this episode, American standup comedian and actress, Judy Gold, talks about some of the more general challenges and changes faced by comics, as well as some that are particularly as a result of the pandemic. Listen >>>

Comedy Albums

Conduct Unbecoming

In her 3rd CD, “Conduct Unbecoming”, Judy covers being part of the LGBQT+ community, having children in her fifties, and when they become a teenager wanting a tattoo.

Kill Me Now

Judy Gold’s second CD, “Kill Me Now” is here NOW, just in time for the holidays. I promise it'll make you want to live. Already sick of Xmas songs? Nothing brings holiday cheer more than listening to a loud Jewish lesbian telling jokes.

Judith's Roommate
Had a Baby

Judy Gold’s first CD, “Judith’s Roommate Had A Baby” is a hilarious collection of her best bits along with hysterical encounters with her audience.

Broadcast Television

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Wednesday, August 25 •  10pm ET • Catch Judy on Episode 2 • “Stop! Nora Time”
Full episode on Comedy Central. • Available on FuboTV, Philo & Sling.

After getting an MRI during an earthquake, Nora time travels to the iPod-filled world of 2003 where she sets out to warn her younger self about the mistakes she’s going to make.

The series stars Awkwafina as Nora Lin who lives with her dad (BD Wong), grandma (Lori Tan Chinn) and cousin (Bowen Yang) in Queens, New York. 

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STAND UP

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THEATRE & STAGE

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BIG & SMALL SCREEN
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INTERVIEWS

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ALL THINGS JUDY

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JUDY & FRIENDS
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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.
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, this hilarious and affecting play breaks down just what makes Jewish mothers so lamentable, laughable, and lovable. Comedienne Judy Gold and playwright Kate Moira Ryan seamlessly weave actual interviews with Jewish mothers across the United States together with memories from Gold’s childhood and her own experiences as a Jewish mother in order to create a performance piece that explores it all: from rugelach to rabbis, matzoh to marriage, Ann Landers to Anne Frank, and guilt to G-D.

Articles • Commentary

BYLINE — JUDY GOLD

I still can’t stop watching Cecily Strong’s clown sketch

November 12, 2021 • CNN.com
Don’t you love farce?

After watching and re-watching the now-legendary segment from Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” that aired last weekend, I couldn’t stop thinking about that line from Stephen Sondheim’s “Send In the Clowns.” The song is from “A Little Night Music,” and is sung by a character who, as Sondheim reportedly said in an interview, “is too upset and too angry to speak.”
Comedian Cecily Strong, on the other hand, can speak loud and clear. When Strong, 37, playing Goober the Clown, appeared — talking about Goober’s clown abortion — she was really sharing a story about herself on live TV, one that (as she posted to her Instagram stories) she didn’t tell her mother for years.
“You don’t have to do this, Cecily,” said SNL cast member Colin Jost at one point during the sketch, which aired in response to the Supreme Court hearing arguments about a deeply restrictive abortion law in Texas. “Who’s Cecily?” she fired back. “I’m Goober. And I wish I didn’t have to do this because the abortion I had at 23 is my own personal clown business, but that’s all some people in this country want to discuss all the time.”
Abortion is a difficult subject and, as Goober explained, it helps to use “fun clown stuff to make it more palatable.” That’s what great comedians have been doing since the beginning of time. That’s why I can’t — I really can’t — stop watching this sketch. As long we live in a country where abortion is judged and restricted, I’ll keep pressing play.

Pull Quotes

25 QUESTIONS FOR A JEWISH MOTHER

"Judy Gold captures the audience from the moment she opens her mouth. She seamlessly weaves anecdotes from her own life with snippets from interviews conducted with 50 Jewish mothers across the United States. The result is fiercely funny, honest and moving."
~ New York Times
"The show is riotously funny and ultimately quite moving."
~ Hollywood Reporter
"Gold's show is a genuine mitzvah."
~ Time Out New York
"Gold charms a restive audience with almost mesmeric ability."
~ The Village Voice

THE JUDY SHOW

“Highly Entertaining! Brash, buoyant, and infectiously nostalgic.”
~ New York Times
“Hilarious! Intimate, heartfelt… Gold manages to balance the pathos with the punch lines.”
~ Backstage
“A solid laugh-getter! Very funny yet heart-felt. Gold is delightfully on the comedy mark!”
~ Curtain Up
“Really terrific! Gold is a riot! Enjoy, laugh, learn and cry!”
~ The Village Voice

Press & Reviews

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Comedy Gold
October 25, 2021 •  Rutgers Alumni Profiles

At a time when so many people continue to face losses associated with the pandemic, Gold describes live comedy as healing—for both performer and audience. “When you are performing stand-up, it’s a sort of give-and-take. A comic’s timing changes according to how the audience laughs, and the material changes according to what the audience laughs at,” she says. “It’s a very musical art form. And comedians talk about a plethora of sensitive and subversive topics.  Laughter doesn’t disparage the gravity of an event, it acknowledges it—it’s how we cope. If you are going to talk about a touchy subject, the jokes better be funny.”

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Judy Gold relieves the stress of the pandemic

August 2, 2021 •  Provincetown Banner

Singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway came to Provincetown, saw Judy Gold perform, and wrote an Instagram ode to her performance, prescribing a night of comedy for those recovering from the stress of the pandemic.

“You will literally laugh / All the trauma away,” Callaway writes. “The release she elicits from you / Is the comedy equivalent of rolfing.”

Gold says that’s her job.

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Comedy Gold •  Rutgers Alumni Profiles Judy Gold relieves the stress of the pandemic • Provincetown Banner After a Midsummer Shiver, Provincetown Proceeds With Care • New York Times Q & A with Judy Gold • Provincetown Magazine Every Safe Space has a Door: An Interview with Comedian Judy Gold •  Lilith Blog Kosher Comedy: get some laughs with Judy Gold… • Bay Area Reporter Gold mines Jewish comedic insight • Times Herald 100+Women+We+Love+Class+of+2017 • Go Mag Comedy hero Judy Gold podcasts her way out of the publicity malaise machine • WaterMark Online Podcast Review: Kill Me Now with Judy Gold • Huffington Post New Video Series Puts Unfiltered Side Of Motherhood On Display • Huffington Post Judy Gold Promises Audiences Will ‘Pee in Their Pants’ During Mercer Island Stop • Seattle Lesbian An Oral History of the Comedy Cellar • Vanity Fair New York City Comics Discuss Their Favorite Old, New, And Unique Venues For Stand-Up • Village Voice From tolls to toils, comic is true blue NJ • App.com George Takei, Perez Hilton, Michael Musto and More Open Up About Their First Gay Bar Experience • Esquire Comedian Judy Gold: ‘Ageism is very real’ • Florida Today As Supreme Court takes up gay marriage, same-sex couples show raising a family is a labor love that transcends orientation • NY Daily News Happy “Labor” Day: Five Celebrity Lesbian Moms You Should Know • Queerty Bette Midler, Sandra Bernhard and 7 Other Jewish Celebs React to SOTU • Forward.com Comedian Judy Gold talks family, stand-up, writing material, and more • Jewish Journal Humbug as a Holiday Enhancer – “Merry Hanukkah With Judy Gold” • NY Times Comic Judy Gold: ‘I’m Way More Jewish Than Lesbian!’ • Out.com Why Judy Gold Lives on the Upper West Side • Westside Rag Judy Gold Loves The Upper West Side But Could Use A Little More Space In Her Apartment • Brick Underground Comedian Judy Gold Comes to Provincetown’s Art House This Weekend • Broadway World Jewish lesbian comic Judy Gold to share ‘the agony’ Saturday and Sunday in South Florida • Miami Herald Even Judy Gold Can’t Resist the Power of Free Wine at the Met’s Post-Pride Party • Next Magazine Judy Gold’s Mortal Enemy Is Judy Gold • NY Mag In my library: Judy Gold • NY Post Sir Ivan Wilzig chats with OITNB actress • NY Daily News

The Top 15 Books of 2020 • Hadassah Magazine

‘Yes, I Can Say That’: Comedian Judy Gold Talks Free Speech • Hadassah Magazine

Yes, I Can Say That:
When They Come for the Comedians We Are All in Trouble • Publisher’s Weekly

On Point With: Judy Gold • Thotyssey

Consider the source: Jews, comedy and the First Amendment • STL Jewish Light

Comedy is a serious business, and no one knows that better than Judy Gold • Out in New Jersey

Nothing Is Off Limits, As Long As It’s Funny: Judy Gold Is A Comedy Icon • GOMAG

The First Amendment is No Joke: Judy Gold Defends the Right to Laugh • Provincetown Magazine

Judy Gold Stands Up for Comedy in Her Book ‘Yes, I Can Say That’ • The Jewish Journal

‘Yes, I Can Say That’ is Judy Gold’s take on freedom of speech • Provincetown Banner

The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom

Judy Gold’s The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom Extends Off-Broadway Run at DR2 Theatre • Playbill

Laughter Filled “The Judy Show: My Life As A Sitcom” • Examiner

Judy Gold Mines a Rich Vein of Comedy in New Show • SheWired

Theater Reviews: The Judy Gold Show • Frontiers

Judy Gold dreams of her gay-family sitcom • LA Times

Sitcoms are Gold – The Judy Show at Geffen Playhouse • Examiner

Judy Gold: Coming out as a sitcom addict • Jewish Journal

THE JUDY SHOW Extends Through 8/18 at Geffen Playhouse • Broadway World

Judy Gold’s Real-Life Judy Show Includes a Towed Car, Gym Visit, Meditation and Matinee • Broadway.com

PHOTO FLASH: Lucy DeVito, Judy Gold, Melissa Joan Hart, Ashley Austin Morris at The Judy Show • Theatre Mania

Melissa Joan Hart & the Love, Loss Ladies Savor an Episode of The Judy Show • Broadway.com

Off-Broadway Heats Up with Three Summer Hits • The Broadway Blog

Stage Door: The Judy Show • Huffington Post

How To Make “The Judy Show” • TDF

Gold Star • Go Mag

The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom is More Like Laugh In • LA Times
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25 Questions for a Jewish Mother

Judy Gold remembers what happened when her show received a terrible review • Entertainment Weekly

FRONT ROW CENTRE: No question about it: ‘25 Questions’ has a lot of heart • Inside Toronto

PM360 Announces Judy Gold as Host of the 2015 Trailblazer Awards Gala • Press Release Rocket

Review: Gold shines in Theater J’s hilarious ‘25 Questions’ • Washington Examiner

25 Questions for a Jewish Mother • DC Theatre Scene

’25 Questions’: Jewish Mothers Know Best • Washington Post

’25 Questions’: The Answer Is Mom • Washington Post

Review: ‘25 Questions for a Jewish Mother’ • Variety

Listen to Your Mother! And Other Advice • NY Times

Judy Gold on how women are changing the comedy game in FX’s new documentary ‘Hysterical’ • KTLA

Hysterical Addresses an Urgent, Unspoken Danger for Women Comedians • Refinery29

Review: ‘Hysterical’ takes a serious look at witty women in the world of comedy • SF Chronicle Datebook

Stream It Or Skip It: ‘Hysterical’ On FX On Hulu, Or Why Men Cannot Handle Funny Women • Decider

‘Hysterical’ Review: Laughter and Trauma Blend Beautifully in Stand-Up Comedy Documentary • Indiewire

Hysterical: TV Review • Hollywood Reporter

How Showtime’s ‘I’m Dying Up Here’ Recreates ’70s Comedy Club Scene • Variety

Judy Gold Will Lead THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL as ‘Scrooge’ at NJPAC • Broadway World

Miley Cyrus Makes Woody Allen’s Amazon Series Worth Watching • Vanity Fair

Photo Flash: Janet McTeer, Cush Jumbo & More Lead Shakespeare in the Park’s All-Female TAMING OF THE SHREW • Broadway World

Photos! In Rehearsal with the All-Female Taming of the Shrew • Playbill

Release Dates Set for Clinton The Musical Cast Album • Theater Mania

Emmy Winner Judy Gold Joins CLINTON THE MUSICAL as ‘Eleanor Roosevelt’ • Broadway World

Comedian Judy Gold Talks Judaism, East vs West, and Her Time on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’ • Obeserver

Judy Gold Talks Evolution of NYC Comedy and Same-Sex Celebrity Wife Swap • Village Voice

Judy Gold on “Celebrity Wife Swap” and giving parenting advice • After Ellen

Get to Know Judy Gold — Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off • Food Network

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