Emmy Award winning actress and comedian, Judy Gold, is the star of the critically acclaimed long-running Off Broadway hit show 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, for which she was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. In addition, the show recently won the 2007 GLAAD award for “Outstanding New York Theater.” The New York Times called this one-woman show “fiercely funny, honest and moving" and Time Out declared the show a "genuine mitzvah." Kate Moira Ryan & Gold wrote this humorous & poignant portrait of what makes a Jewish mother, a Jewish mother.
The show, based on interviews completed with over 50 Jewish women of different ages, ethnicities, and occupations, tells each woman’s individual story of marriage, motherhood, faith, hope, love, laughter, and acceptance. The show is about to go on a national tour and a book based on the show was launched in May, 2007 to rave reviews and was nominated for this year’s prestigious Quill Award. Co-written with Kate Moira Ryan, the book 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother is published by Voice, an imprint of Hyperion.
Most recently, Gold co-hosted ABC’s The View. She is currently the host of HBO’s At the Multiplex with Judy Gold. Judy also hosted Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time and the 2006 GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS, which aired on LOGO and VH1. Her most recent TV specials include a half-hour comedy special for LOGO and she is featured in the HBO documentary, All Aboard. Her stand-up specials include Comedy Central Presents: Judy Gold, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd Stands Up, and Judy’s HBO half-hour special, which received a Cable Ace Award. Gold was most recently seen in the smash hit film The Aristocrats.
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.
She has also appeared on Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, The View, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Conan O'Brien Show to name a few.
Gold lives in New York City with her two children. She frequently tours theaters and comedy clubs around the country. Her CD, Judith’s Roommate Had a Baby is currently available. Check out www.judygold.com.
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.