The National Comedy Center has announced that comedian Joy Behar will perform on Saturday, October 10 at 8 p.m. during the third annual Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K race weekend. The performance will take place at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts.
“Joy Behar’s been doing stand-up since well before ‘The View’, and it shows,” said Journey Gunderson, Executive Director of the National Comedy Center and Lucy Desi Museum. “I’ve seen her live in New York and I’m excited to bring her stand-up to Jamestown. She’s very funny and she’s one-of-a-kind. Plus, we have a thing about funny redheads here in Jamestown.”
Behar, who made her living as a stand-up for 15 years before moving to television, is a comedic original and a leading woman both on stage and screen. She received an Emmy award for her performance on The View, where she was a member of the cast for sixteen years. She also hosted her own talk shows, “The Joy Behar Show” on HLN and “Say Anything” on Current TV and was a frequent substitute host on “Larry King Live.”
Armed with an MA in English education from SUNY at Stony Brook,. 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. She went on to win three MAC Awards and a CableACE Award. She has starred in her own HBO specials “One Night Stand” and “Women of the Night.”
Tickets are on sale now at www.NationalComedyCenter.org.