Joy Behar
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  • "2009 Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host"
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  • "2010 Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host"
    -Emmy Awards

  • "2010 Excellence in Media Award"
    -GLAAD Media Awards

Joy Behar

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. Joy is the former co-host of The View, the highest rated show on ABC for its time slot since the 1993-94 season. Joy left the The View in August 2013 after 16 years of co-hosting.

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 program premiered in August 1997, and is broadcast live weekdays from New York City.

On television, Joy starred in her own cable series Love, Hate & Joy, Baby Boom, and headlined her own HBO special. She has recently appeared on 30 Rock, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, One Life to Live, SOAPnet's Relative Madness and All My Children. Joy was also a frequent substitute host for Larry King on Larry King Live on CNN.

For three years Joy hosted a popular call-in radio show on WABC, where she discussed politics with a deadly humorous bent. Her film appearances include Cookie with Peter Falk, This Is My Life directed by Nora Ephron, and Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery. In theater, she had a successful run in the off-Broadway hit "The Food Chain," earning rave reviews in the starring role, and also in the critically-acclaimed "The Vagina Monologues."

Joy's first book Joy Shtick: or What Is the Existential Vacuum and Does It Come with Attachments? and her first children's book Sheetzucacapoopoo: My Kind of Dog both appeared on the New York Times best-seller list.

Joy is also involved with numerous philanthropic organizations and is a frequent contributor to a number of charitable foundations.

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