Joy Behar

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Psychic Queen's Delilah Brooks Is a Work in Progress

    Delilah Brooks and I are sitting near the stage at Barracuda, a Chelsea club where she will perform later in the evening, and suddenly she pauses. She's repeating a series of four numbers to me, and it takes a moment before I realize they're part of the address of the house where I grew up. The sudd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Gilbert Gottfried Is Offended You're Offended

    Performing since the age of 15, native New Yorker Gilbert Gottfried still boasts a jam-packed tour schedule, a delivery like a rusty can opener and an affinity for saying the perfectly wrong thing at the absolutely wrongest time. Hot on the heels of his latest controversy, he headlines Carolines o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Cheap Laughs: The Best Indie Comedy This Week, 4/30 - 5/6

    This week in Cheap Laughs, we have daytime talk show legends, charitable causes, lots of gays, lots of pizza, and Jar Jar Binks doing his best Ed McMahon impression. Confused? Don't be. All will be revealed in our rundown of the best in independently produced New York comedy this week.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Here's Who Should Be On The View

    Joy Behar is leaving, but Elisabeth Hasselbeck is staying, despite the wishful thinking, I mean erroneous reports, of the gossip press. But who would you want to see on The View to make it worth shutting your trap so you can watch them flap their gums for an hour? First of all, I'd keep Whoopi. Sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Linda Lavin Is A Sultry Chanteuse!

    Linda Lavin doing a nightclub act? Well, that's how she started, as the multiple award winner reminded the audience at 54 Below last night. "I started in clubs," said Lavin, "all of which had the name Downstairs in them. 'Nobody ever came, so you could fail all night long."

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2012

    Virginia Wants to Wand Your Vagina. Rightbloggers are Outraged (That You'd Complain)

    The week before last, some Catholic organizations were told they'd have to allow their insurance providers to offer (at their own cost) birth control to their employees. Rightbloggers were outraged at this violation of the Catholic orgs' civil rights. Last week, the Virginia legislature passed a bi ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2012

    Tea Party Princess

    Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Can Dr. Drew Cure Cable News' Addiction?

    Dr. Drew​Now that the Casey Anthony case is over -- not guilty on all murder counts, guilty only of four misdemeanors -- will cable news be able to give it up? More specifically, will Dr. Drew? This case has become cable news' hillbilly heroin and it'll be hard for them to kick. The six-week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Huckabee Out, Gingrich, Paul In, Which Rightbloggers Declare Good News for Herman Cain

    There was some action in the GOP 2012 Presidential race last week, with Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul declaring themselves in and Mike Huckabee declaring himself out. Rightbloggers sifted the results, and found them good -- because there was at least one true conservative left whom they could support ... More >>

  • Film

    February 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    "Julian Assange Dressed Like a Woman To Elude The FBI?"

    ​I just got a tweet from TV talker Joy Behar, who posed that very question. And here's what Joy concluded: "Back in the day, if you dressed like a woman, they put you in charge of the FBI!"

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Joy Knows The Power of the Small Screen

    ​Joy Behar recently reminded me of something comic actress Kaye Ballard once told her: "If you're not on television, they think you're dead!" It's so true. And I can't tell you how thrilled I was that when Joy said this, we happened to be on television!

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    I Talked Oprah on Joy Behar!

    ​Yes, a talk show host had me on to discuss a talk show host last night, when the hilarious Joy Behar devoted a segment of her HLN show to Kitty Kelley's headline grabbing book about Oprah Winfrey. When Joy mentioned the lesbian rumors shot down in the book, I smirkily said:

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon Covered Kelly Clarkson, Credence Clearwater Revival at the Bowery Ballroom on Friday

    Brian Fallon Bowery Ballroom Friday, January 15 This was a weird one--a sold-out Bowery Ballroom full of steroidally pumped up Jersey dudes singing gently along to Gaslight Anthem and Kelly Clarkson covers, then breaking into spectacular fights as Fallon rambled between songs. There's no Brian Fa ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 29, 2009

    Gay Celebs Descend on Atlantic City!

    Out and about, and then back here to walk in Nancy Sinatra's boots.

  • Voice Choices

    October 8, 2008


    A pupu platter of punditry

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    (Doris) Duking it out with Rush Limbaugh!

    If eccentric socialite Doris Duke had come back from the dead, she wouldn't have gotten a bigger reaction at the party for HBO's teleflick about her (Bernard and Doris), than another shocking guest who floated in—right-wing hatemonger Rush Limbaugh! "Only in New York, kids," murmured writer Gay Ta ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 29, 2008

    A Gay Senate Candidate Revealed!

    Double-wide-eyed by an opera trailer at Carnegie Hall and by a Senate race out North Carolina way

  • Columns

    December 25, 2007

    The Very Best "Best of '07" Round-Up!

    The absolutely last word on words not to have lived by during the previous year

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    September 5, 2006
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    May 2, 2006
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    November 23, 2004
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    May 28, 2002
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    May 29, 2001


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    January 30, 2001