Joy Behar hosts The View, recipient of the 2003 Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Talk Show,” is the original forum where real women discuss relevant, everyday issues and share their daily, no-holds-barred opinions and lively, colorful conversations. The View has received 16 Daytime Emmy Awards and has been nominated each year for “Outstanding Talk Show” and for Ms. Behar and her co-hosts as “Outstanding Talk Show Host.”
Armed with an M.A. in English education from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook, Ms. Behar originally began a career in teaching. She then set out to pursue comedy professionally and immediately received bookings from such famous New York clubs as Caroline’s and Catch a Rising Star. Ms. Behar went on to win three MAC awards and a CableACE Award.
On television she starred in her own HBO special and was a regular on the series Baby Boom. Other appearances include the voice of a hilariously neurotic patient on Dr. Katz, which won the CableACE Award, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Late Show With David Letterman and last summer Ms. Behar was one of the “kinder” judges on the Jay Mohr reality series Last Comic Standing.
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