Joy Behar, co-host of ABC's "The View," to speak at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Joy Behar, co-host of ABC's "The View," to speak at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts

Joy Behar, comedian and co-host of ABC's popular "The View," brings her hilarious take on life to Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Friday, May 19, at 8 p.m.

Behar is among today's leading comic talents. Whether performing standup comedy or interviewing politicians and artists, she is a comedic original and a leading woman on both stage and screen. "The View," winner of more than a dozen Daytime Emmy Awards, has brought her into America's living room.

Behar, who holds a master's degree in English education from SUNY Stony Brook, originally pursued a career in teaching, but turned to comedy after receiving regular bookings at such famous New York comedy clubs as Caroline's and Catch a Rising Star. The wisdom of the career switch was quickly evident: Behar went on to win three MAC Awards, from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, and a CableACE Award.

Behar has numerous television credits, including her own HBO special and a regular spot on the series "Baby Boom." Other appearances including the voice of a hilariously neurotic patient on Comedy Central's "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," "Live With Regis and Kelly," and "The Late Show with David Letterman."

Behar is also known to radio fans for her popular call-in show on WABC, a memorable forum for her deft political humor. Her film credits include "Cookie" with Peter Falk, "This is My Life" by director Nora Ephron, and Woody Allen's "Manhattan Murder Mystery." She had a successful run in the off-Broadway hit "The Food Chain," and eared rave reviews in the critically acclaimed "The Vagina Monologues."

A frequent comedy headliner, Behar was closed by TV Guide as a "Personality of the Year" nominee for the 3rd annual TV Guide Awards and is the winner of the Safe Horizon Champion Award, the Gracie Allen Tribute Award from the Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television and the New York City Public Advocate's 2000 Special Advocate Award for her outstanding friendship to the gay community.

In 2001, Behar launched a monthly Good Housekeeping column, "Getting Personal," dispensing advice with healthy doses of both wisdom and humor. The following year, she hosted "Love, Hate & Joy," a five-night, live ABC Family program looking at the many facets of love, from dating to divorce.

Behar's first book, "Joy Schtick: Or What is the Existential Vacuum and Does It Come with Attachments?" was published by Hyperion in 1999.

Tickets are $50, $45 and $40. For tickets, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit

Posted On: 04-19-2006 10:04 AM

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