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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

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

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

The Jewish Journal
July 20, 2020
By Gerri Miller

Comedian Judy Gold doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind. In her new book “Yes, I Can Say That,” the veteran stand-up, actress and Emmy-winning writer-producer (“The Rosie O’Donnell Show”) weighs in on serious topics including free speech, censorship and cyberbullying, while paying tribute to her Jewish (and other) comedy heroes by telling some of their best jokes — and her own.

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Freedom of speech is no laughing matter – except in the hands of comedian and author Judy Gold. She analyzes threats to the First Amendment of the Constitution from the perspective of a stand-up comic.

The book makes the case that PC police and “cancel culture” sometimes go too far in their quest to avoid offending anyone. That’s a real problem for stand-up comedians who are often funniest when they aren’t bound by the niceties of polite society. Gold also devotes a good portion of her book to the contributions of Jewish talent in the history of comedy and why Jews make great comedians.

Comedy is a serious business,
and no one knows that better than Judy Gold

Out in Jersey • Interview
October 19, 2020
By Rudy Palmer

Over the course of three decades Judy Gold has become a familiar and hilarious industry presence. In a troubling time that has left many sidelined, the New Jersey native has been busy as ever with a little luck and a strong work ethic.  Most noteworthy is her new book “Yes, I Can Say That: When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All in Trouble” released in July.

Gold’s uncompromising frankness affords the tart honesty the topic requires. Part history lesson, part manifesto, Yes, I Can Say That… brings together her encyclopedic knowledge of the ebb and flow of the comedy business with a hard look at the fork in the road at which it stands in the social media age, where political correctness threatens to alter the very filter through which comedians reach their audience or muzzle them outright. Analyzing her predecessors and contemporaries helps Gold entertain while making her points.

Nothing Is Off Limits, As Long As It’s Funny: Judy Gold Is A Comedy Icon
In her recent book, “Yes, I Can Say That: When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All in Trouble” (HarperCollins, 2020), Gold takes a timely, relevant look at comedy censorship throughout the 20th and 21st centuries — and warns us of the danger of taking ourselves too seriously. Gold sat with GO for an exclusive interview about her new book, the dangers of “canceling” comics, and the enduring power of laughter to unify us in the most daring way possible: with the truth.
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Judy Gold Stands Up for Comedy in Her Book ‘Yes, I Can Say That’
Comedian Judy Gold doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind. In her new book “Yes, I Can Say That,” the veteran stand-up, actress and Emmy-winning writer-producer (“The Rosie O’Donnell Show”) weighs in on serious topics including free speech, censorship and cyberbullying, while paying tribute to her Jewish (and other) comedy heroes by telling some of their best jokes — and her own.
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Is Colbert’s off-color Trump joke a firing offense?

Judy Gold: The hypocrisy of slamming Colbert
 
 
I don’t know a comic or writer in the industry who doesn’t recognize his unique brilliance. I, for one, am very grateful that he has a late night show, and not only because I was a recent guest on his couch — well, chair.

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Every Safe Space Has a Door: An Interview with Comedian Judy Gold

Lilith: In your book you talked a lot about comedy as a force for action, change and education. Do you see that with the current climate?

Judy Gold: Absolutely. Great comedy makes you think. But it can also sort of change your mind, change your opinion about things. Especially when you see someone who is the polar opposite of you, onstage, making you laugh.

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Comedian Judy Gold performed at an improvised drive-in
NY Performers are making it work, despite shutdowns.

“There’s nothing that compares to being in front of a live audience,” said Gold, whose other pandemic performance venues have included Central Park, rooftops, a drive-in theater in Queens (audience members flashed headlights for applause) and poolside in Provincetown, MA, “Laughter is oxygen for a comedian.”

Is Colbert’s off-color Trump joke a firing offense?

Judy Gold: The hypocrisy of slamming Colbert
 
 
I don’t know a comic or writer in the industry who doesn’t recognize his unique brilliance. I, for one, am very grateful that he has a late night show, and not only because I was a recent guest on his couch — well, chair.

The Latest…

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

Comedian Judy Gold doesn’t hesitate to speak her mind. In her new book “Yes, I Can Say That,” the veteran stand-up, actress and Emmy-winning writer-producer (“The Rosie O’Donnell Show”) weighs in on serious topics including free speech, censorship and cyberbullying, while paying tribute to her Jewish (and other) comedy heroes by telling some of their best jokes — and her own.

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

FX’s new documentary Hysterical offers an honest look at what it’s like to be a woman stand-up comedian. The truth is, while the women in the comedy scene are thriving, it’s a tough gig. Women standups are still fighting for equal pay, opportunities, and respect from those who think women just aren’t funny.

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