Smashing Grove Debut!
By Jeanne Lieberman
Alert! If you see people in Cherry grove suddenly and without any
reason laugh or quietly chuckle you can bet that they were at
two-time Emmy Award-winning comic Judy Gold’s show in her
spectacular debut here.
Comedy is a personal thing and Judy’s is categorically personal
but her “personal” was thankfully universal as her issues are everyone’s.
Aside from the obvious, being a lesbian, she landed on subjects that have no
Senior Moments: Have you ever walked into a room
in your house and forgot why you were there?
Have you ever started a conversation and forgotten what you were
talking about, or a name that was crucial?
Travel: Have you ever wondered how come a big fat man with food stains
on his clothes would be yelling at you for baring your arms and face in a
Her tall height and generously proportions required a male knee
replacement so at the airport the TSA called her “sir” from her x-ray. (Who
knew the prosthetics were gender oriented?)
Or, even closer, why Bruce Michael still wears his 2001 Mr. Leather
Tattoos: her son wanted something relating to New York so he
wanted to put his zip code on his arm “You are a Jew! There is no way you’re
going to have numbers on your arm!”
On diets: “I am on a plant based diet – I smoke pot and
then I eat” or the arrogance of Upper Westside vegans with phony accents whose
shopping carts are filled with “produce” and a New Yorker Magazine on top. “Can
you imagine a vegan cruise—no pigging out here “
And that on a gluten free diet – a brownie is cardboard with a
What resonated best were the jokes on gender
classification – too many letters – LGBTQ??? just LGBT—Q, and “ we
can’t seem to agree whether it means queer or questioning; I; A; F— Or those
who don’t know what group they are in now called “Pan sexual” or those who
don’t want to be in a group A sexual”
When she appeared in the all female Shakespeare in the Park
the skinnies played the lady roles: they used kale as a garnish (and pushed spinach
into second place) and binged in shoe polish…
“We re-juicing then reintroducing our bodies to solid food” while the rest
called White Castle at 3AM!
On DNA reports: “I found out I’m 5% Jewish and 95% black”
On Therapy: “My therapist has the same name as my
(her life partner is a therapist—go figure!)
And more…much more!
Congrats to the APCG board who made such a stunning choice.
For more abut Judy and where she is appearing next: www.JudyGold.com