Comedy Gold on This Week’s Hollywood at Home Podcast
Los Angeles, CA (June 27, 2023): Hollywood at Home, the popular podcast that explores the lives and careers of Hollywood’s most interesting stars, is thrilled to announce that award-winning comedian, bestselling author, and multi Emmy Award-winning actor Judy Gold is this week’s featured guest. Entertaining audiences for over three decades, her numerous credits include “Better Things,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The View,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and her own HBO comedy special “HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Judy Gold.”
Gold, an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ/inclusion rights and freedom of speech, has written and starred in several one-woman shows, including “The Judy Gold Show: My Life as a Sitcom,” and “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother,” which won a Drama Desk Award.
In this episode, Gold speaks candidly on why she thinks free speech is heading in the wrong direction, filming Comedy Central’s hit show “Awkwafina is Nora from Queens,” attending the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, her newest one woman show, “Yes, I Can Say That,” and more.
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Highlights from Hollywood at Home featuring Judy Gold:
On being lesbian in Israel then versus now: “12 years ago, The Jerusalem Post posted a story on me…the headline was, ‘Lesbian Comedian….’ Like I wasn’t even talking about being a lesbian, but that’s how they defined me. [This time] we marched in a Jerusalem Pride Parade…some kids were on a roof giving us the finger and other people were on their balconies cheering us on.”
On her recent one woman show, “Yes, I Can Say That”: “You think of all the things people say — politicians, journalists — what they get away with, and a comedian tells a joke you don’t like, and they should never work again.”
On Joan Rivers: “When my kids were younger, she gave me parenting advice. You come home late at night, and the baby wakes up and Joan was like, ‘Oh, who cares?…So they wake up and they’ll be tired. Who cares? As long as you spend time with them.’”
On being in “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens”: “When I did “Nora From Queens,” [Awkwafina’s] like, ‘you’re my grandmother’s favorite comedian.’”
On going to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner for the first time: “Humor humanizes — it’s a connector. Roy Wood Jr. was brilliant; he was just the perfect combination of journalism, comedy, and truth.”
More about Hollywood at Home:
Hosted by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk, “Hollywood at Home” brings listeners intimate portraits, key moments of discovery, and “art and soul” conversations with iconic entertainment industry personalities from the big screen to the boardroom, from L.A. to D.C. Listen now at http://thecreativecoalition.org/podcast.
Previous guests include Sheryl Lee Ralph (“Abbott Elementary”), Marlee Matlin (“CODA”), Jason Alexander (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Alan Cumming (“Schmigadoon!, “The Good Wife”), Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “The Middle”), Eric McCormack (“Will and Grace”), Willie Garson (“And Just Like That…”), Colman Domingo (“Euphoria”), Kerry Ehrin (“The Morning Show”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Goldbergs”), Ken Olin (“This is Us,” “Thirtysomething”), Anthony Rapp (“Star Trek: Discovery”), Julie Taymor (“The Lion King”), and Alfre Woodard (Clemency,” “Luke Cage”), among others.
More about The Creative Coalition:
Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization of the arts and entertainment community. The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns, including #RightToBearArts, to promote the efficacy of the arts. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. For more information, visit https://thecreativecoalition.org.