Joy Behar is a comedic original and a leading woman both on stage and screen. Behar received an Emmy award for her performance on The View, where she was a member of the cast for 16 years and has also hosted her own talk shows, The Joy Behar Show on HLN and Say Anything on Current TV.
Armed with an MA in English education from SUNY at Stony Brook, Behar originally began a career in teaching. She then set out to pursue comedy professionally and immediately received bookings from such famous New York clubs as Caroline’s and Catch a Rising Star.
She went on to win three MAC Awards and a CableACE Award. She has starred in her own HBO specials, One Night Stand, and Women of the Night.
Other television appearances include the voice of a hilariously neurotic patient on Dr. Katz, which won the CableACE Award, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Celebrity Poker Showdown, It’s Gary Shandling’s Show, Comic Relief 2006, Last Comic Standing, Bette, Spin City and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. She has recently appeared on 30 Rock, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, One Life to Live, SOAPnet’s Relative Madness, and All My Children and Real Time with Bill Maher.
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