Born/Date of Birth: November 15, 1962
Place of Birth: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Occupation: Stand-up comedian
Height: 1.9 m
Partner: Elysa Halpern
Children: Ben Callahan Gold, Henry Callahan Gold
Official Youtube Channel: Judy Gold
Judy Gold (born November 15, 1962) is an American standup comedian, actress, television writer, and producer. She won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work as a writer and producer on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. She has also been involved in many projects in various roles, including the television series All-American Girl and HBO At the Multiplex segments where she asks humorous questions of unexpecting moviegoers.
She was born on November 15, 1962 in Newark, New Jersey, United States. She first did stand-up on a dare while a music student at Rutgers University. She is a lesbian who shared a relationship with her former partner, Sharon Callahan, for almost 20 years. She has two children (Henry, 1996, and Ben, 2001), facts she frequently referenced in her comments on the show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Gold is very active in both LGBT and Jewish communities. She was active in support of the 2004 and 2008 Democratic presidential campaign. In an interview with Marc Maron, Gold revealed her comedic influences to be Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and Totie Fields.
Her one-woman show 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, co-written with Kate Moira Ryan, is based on a series of interviews with more than 50 Jewish mothers in the United States. Their stories are interspersed with anecdotes about her own mother and her life as a lesbian mother of two sons. It ran at the Ars Nova Theater in New York City in early 2006 and reopened on October 12, 2006, at St. Luke's Theater. Judy Gold also appears as a commentator on truTV's TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest.... In 2007 she was featured in the film Making Trouble, a tribute to female Jewish comedians, produced by the Jewish Women's Archive. In 2011, Gold was named a Givenik Ambassador. In 2015, she appeared Off-Broadway as Eleanor Roosevelt in the satiric musical Clinton: The Musical at New World Stages.
The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom
On June 30, 2011, The Judy Gold Show: My Life as a Sitcom, began previews at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre in New York City. This one-woman show is an homage to the classic sitcoms of Gold's youth. The show is written by Gold and Kate Moira Ryan and directed by Amanda Charlton.
The show officially opened on July 6, 2011 to positive reviews. The New York Times called the show "highly entertaining." The New York Post called the show "gleefully self-deprecating". The show subsequently opened in Los Angeles June 18, 2013, and had a one-month run at the Geffen Playhouse.
Kill Me Now Podcast
Judy Gold began the Kill Me Now podcast with co-host Lauren Hennessy in May 2015. Guests have included Frank Conniff, Ted Alexandro and Mara Wilson.
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