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Joy Behar          

Former Co-Host of The View / Comedian

With a voice that sounds, as she says, "like I have Jimmy Hoffa in the back of my throat," Joy Behar strips the varnish off pretensions. Behar was a co-host of The View, the highest rated show on ABC for its time slot since the 1993-94 season. When on the show, The View featured a team of five dynamic women of different ages, experiences, and backgrounds discussing the most exciting events of the day. It consists of hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews, and general entertainment – all leading to lively and colorful conversations.

Armed with a master’s in English education from Stony Brook University, Behar originally began a career in the teaching field. She then set out to pursue comedy professionally, and immediately received bookings from famous New York clubs, including Catch a Rising Star and Caroline's. Behar went on to win three MAC awards and a CableACE Award.

On television, Behar starred in her own cable special and was a regular on the series Baby Boom. She was the woman behind the voice of a hilariously neurotic patient on Dr. Katz, which won the CableACE Award, has been a frequent member of the discussion panel of the critically acclaimed Politically Incorrect, and served as a correspondent for Comedy Central, covering the Democratic National Convention.

Behar hosted a popular call-in radio show on WABC for three years, where she discussed politics with a deadly humorous bent. She has appeared in such films as Cookie with Peter Falk; Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna's Love Is All There Is; This Is My Life, directed by Nora Ephron; and Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery.

Behar had a successful run in the off-Broadway hit, “The Food Chain,” where she earned rave reviews in the starring role. Her last Broadway appearance was at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Alexander Cohen's production of “Comedy Tonight,” with Mort Sahl and Dorothy Loudon.

Behar wrote a book of humorous essays and stories called Joy Shtick. Her latest book is the Sheetzucacapoopoo sequel, "Sheetzucacapoopoo 2: Max Goes to the Dogs."

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