Emmy Award winning actress and comedian, Judy Gold is best known as the star of her two critically acclaimed long-running Off Broadway hit shows. Judy’s most recent show, The Judy Show – My Life As A Sitcom ran to sold-out audiences at The Geffen Playhouse’s 2013 season, and at The DR-2 Theatre’s 2011-2012 season. The NY Times made it a critic’s pick and called it, “Highly entertaining! Brash, Buoyant & Infectiously nostalgic.“ The LA Times said Gold is “an enormously likeable performer” with “flawless comic timing.” The Huffington Post said the show is, “Comedic Gold. A funny & fantastic ride! It’s the ultimate laughter-through-the tears tale.”
Judy was nominated for the 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award for The Judy Show, as well as a 2006 Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance for her previous show, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother. In addition, the show won the 2007 GLAAD award for “Outstanding New York Theater.” The New York Times called this one-woman show “fiercely funny, honest and moving." A book based on the show was nominated for the prestigious Quill Award.
Judy recently guest starred on CBS’s 2 Broke Girls, ABC Family’s Melissa & Joey, & the series finale of Showtime’s The Big C. She has also appeared on 30 Rock & appears frequently on The View & The Wendy Williams Show. Judy also competed on TFN’s Rachel vs.Guy and Chopped All Stars (don’t ask). Judy hosts Nick’s new comedy series, NIckMom’s Night Out. Judy has been in the Off-Broadway hit Disaster! – The Musical (no, that is not based on her life) as well as Nora & Delia Ephron’s, “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” Gold can be seen regularly on Tru TV Presents: World’s Dumbest. Judy has also appeared on TFN’s The Next Food Network Star and on TLC’s The Next Great Baker. Judy is the host of the Funny People series at the 92nd St. Y, and is a frequent contributor to The Moth. Judy has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Dr. Oz Show and starred in an episode “The Glades” on A&E and “Are We There Yet?” on TBS. She was the host of HBO’s At the Multiplex with Judy Gold from 1999 - 2009, and Judy also hosted Comedy Central's100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time and the GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS, which aired on LOGO and VH1.
Her stand-up specials include Comedy Central Presents: Judy Gold , Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd Stands Up, Wisecrack - a half-hour comedy special for LOGO and her HBO half-hour comedy special, which won the Cable Ace Award. Gold was seen in the smash hit film The Aristocrats and the documentaries When Jews Were Funny, Making Trouble and I am Comic.
Gold won two Emmy Awards for writing and producing The Rosie O’Donnell Show. She was nominated twice for The American Comedy Award’s funniest female stand-up. Judy has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Wondertime Magazine, Momlogic.com and The Advocate, and for many well-known comedians. Gold is an instructor at ESPA Primary Stages where she teaches writing and Solo Performance.
She has also appeared on Ugly Betty, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, Hollywood Squares, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Conan O'Brien Show.
Gold lives in New York City with her two children. She frequently tours theatres and comedy clubs around the country. Her CD, Judith’s Roommate Had a Baby is currently available. Check out www.JudyGold.com and on twitter @jewdygold.
Bonnie did her first open mic in Vancouver, Canada. The manager of the club told her she should enter a contest, The Search for Canada's Funniest New Comic. She did and she won. She moved to New York where she landed a manager, an agent and taped her first half hour special which still airs on Comedy Central. Bonnie got a deal with CBS to star in her own sitcom. That sitcom never happened, but after her deal was over she landed a starring role in another sitcom on UPN called Social Studies. After six episodes, the show was cancelled but another show was just around the corner. Christopher Guest wrote Bonnie a regular role in his pilot for HBO called D.O.A. The show was D.O.A. HBO never picked it up.
Bonnie continued doing stand up in Los Angeles and appeared on The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Friday Night, Premium Blend, hosted Later on NBC and was a regular on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. She also landed roles in several other pilots and television shows including Gross Pointe, Scare Tactics and The Drew Carey Show.
Not content with just being a performer, Bonnie began writing and doing punch up for various television shows including The Man Show, Spy TV and Trigger Happy.
Bonnie went on to participate in the second season of NBC's Last Comic Standing and became one of the shows stand out characters, which led to an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She became a regular on The Late Show with David Letterman and started headlining shows across the country. Most recently Bonnie taped her first HBO hour special, which is currently airing.
Bonnie continues to pursue stand up, writing and acting and has created several multi media stage shows like The Fake, Fake Show starring Zach Galifinakis and a short film starring Patton Oswald called Sushi Whore.