Joy Behar, currently a co-host of ABC's The View, is among today's leading comic talents. Whether performing standup comedy or interviewing politicians and artists, she is a comedic original and a leading woman on stage and screen.
Armed with an M.A. in English education from S.U.N.Y.…more
Joy has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host for the The View every year since 1998 alongside The View co-hosts but has lost every year.
Joy and Barbara Walter are the only two co-hosts of The View to have remained with the show from season one.
Joy Behar has a MA in English education from SUNY at Stony Brook.
Joy passionately dislikes Mel Gibson
Kibbles n Bits hosted a book party for Joy on 10/4.
Joy says that she loves to gamble.
When Joy was first brought on to The View she wasn't on every episode. She would fill in for Barbara when needed, but she soon won a full time spot with her comedic timing.
For three years Joy had a popular call-in radio show on WABC.
She served as correspondent for Comedy Central, covering the Democratic National Convention.
Joy has starred in her own HBO special.
Joy is donating 100% of her proceeds from the children's book to North Shore Animal League.
She made her daughter's fiance promise that they wouldn't move away when they got married.
Her dog got married on the View.
Joy started her career as a stand up comedian.
Joy's daughter lives in an apartment upstairs from her.
Joy has been with her mate since 1983, but they have never married.
She wrote a children's book titled "Sheetzu Caca Poopoo, My Kind of Dog".
Joy frequently holds either a pen or her glasses in her right hand while talking.
Joy (on marriage): I want a man in my life, not in my house.
Joy: Don't spit up in the air. It will come back in your face.
Joy: Why does a man want to go with a stripper? Is it a do it yourself project? They take their clothes off for them?
Joy: Playing the slots is like making a donation at the casinos.
Joy: I want to lose a 100lbs so I started pilates.
Joy: I want to be as tall as Heidi Klum.
Joy: I've always slept with dogs.
Joy: I had a little cowgirl outfit when I was a kid. I was like a little lesbian in those days.
Joy: Viagra is the crack cocaine of the nursing homes.
Joy: Do you (Elisabeth) always cry when fat people lose weight?
Joy: My doctor told me to smile more. It is an instant face lift. I just wish my a** had a sense of humor.
Joy: I was just the funniest one all the time.