Judy Gold, Funny Jewish Gay Showbiz Mom
Judy Gold is pretty much your typical New York City Jewish mother of two, but funnier: she’s a comedian with 20 years in show business behind her, she dreams of creating her own sitcom, and oh yeah, she’s gay.
You know Judy, right? Judy Gold! For twenty years I’m telling you; twenty years she’s been performing stand-up all over the country! She won two Emmys for writing & producing The Rosie O’Donnell Show. She was a series regular in Margaret Cho’s 90s sitcom, All American Girl and she’s been in all kinds of other shows, like Sex and the City, The View, The Joy Behar Show and The Tonight Show. Plus she’s got her very own Off-Broadway one woman show, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, based on interviews she did with Jewish moms all over the United States, all mixed up with commentary about her own life as a lesbian mom of two sons. Two! This month, Judy’s back Off-Broadway appearing in the Vagina Monologues-esque love letter to clothing: Love, Loss and What I Wore, written by Nora & Delia Ephron.
So, I sat down with Judy to chat about her niche as a Jewish lesbian, working on The Rosie O’Donnell Show, meeting her girlfriend through a Time Out New York singles ad, making it in the notorious boys club of comedy, starring Off Broadway in Love, Loss & What I Wore and her brand new one-woman show.