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Updated on November 22, 2012

The Day Margo Arrowsmith was on the Joy Behar Show

No, not The View but the Joy Behar Show. Radio. I listened every day. It was a more real talk show, not an advice show like Dr Laura or Joy Browne, not a political show like Limbaugh or Air America. A real talk show. The subjects were varied, kind of like hot topics on The View. People called in to give their opinions and Joy Behar really listened. There was real conversation. I listen every day and loved it.

One day a woman called in to complain that 'the state' had taken away her children and of course, she was totally innocent. Of course, there was a chance that she was right, but it was slim. So I called to give the other side. I knew of too many parents who did horrible things with their kids and were given too many chances to change before their kids were 'taken' often too late. But that is another story, another lens.

I called and Joy's screener told her about me. Joy did something very unusual. We were soon on a three way call! I listen to a lot of talk radio, but never heard this. But that was Joy thinking. I have called other shows, rarely, but I have. The talk was closely controlled to the host's agenda. This did not happen this day. Joy seemed to really want to hear both sides and took the opportunity to do so, letting her audience join along.

I also remember the day, after Lisa Sliwa had come to the show regularly, when the two of them made a casual remark about Rush Limbaugh. They said that Rush was crabby because he 'wasn't getting any'. Now, it wasn't the nicest thing to say, but compared to the remarks Rush makes about his enemies, it was very mild.

Limbaugh, who says anything and everything about anyone he wants, went to the station owners complaining, demanding an apology or their jobs. Joy Behar handled it with dignity and really won. She said that she needed to pay her mortgage and this little thing was not worth losing her show. Thus she apologized. I don't think that Rush realized that she had beaten him. Class won out Perhaps Michael Steele and others should take a note from Joy Behar's book. Heck, he doesn't really have the power over the Republicans that he had over Joy. But enough about them....

Get to know Joy Behar. Enjoy!

Three reasons to love Joy Behar

1. Joy Behar is a mother, a former school teacher who has not forgotten her roots. She is down to earth, thinks through things from unique angles and speaks her mind, while still being open to hearing what others think.

2. She is a self made stand up comedian. This has always been difficult to do, but Joy did it at a time when it was many times harder for women. She rose through the ranks when the policy was allow only one woman on any show, if there were any at all.

3. She is entertaining on The View and has shown herself to be able to handle more serious shows by herself. She has subbed for Larry King where she was maybe the only person to leave Anne Coulter speechless.

Quick, what do you think of Joy Behar?

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Joy Behar Interviews Candidate Obama

Joy Behar Interviews Candidate Obama
Joy Behar Interviews Candidate Obama

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Joy Behar and the Current View

Joy Behar and the Current View
Joy Behar and the Current View

Joy Behar Handles Anne Coulter Handily


Joy Behar and Ann Coulter

Joy Behar recently subbed on the Larry King Show. She took on Ann Coulter and I think did a better job than anyone ever has with the outspoken Ms Coulter

Do You Realize That Joy Behar Was Great With Ann Coulter?

Joy Behar on The View

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Joy Behar on Larry King

Joy Behar Writes a Children's Book; About Her Dog

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Life is full of ups and downs. And while keeping your chin up may hide a double chin, it won’t improve your mood. Looking on the bright side will make you squint, which will lead to crow’s feet, and there is nothing cheerful about crow’s feet. Listen, if you’re feeling down, it’s going to take a lot more to set things right than insipid platitudes about a cloud with a silver lining. (What is that anyway? Acid rain, or what?) In When You Need a Lift, comedienne Joy Behar and a host of her friends share the simple, silly, profound, and personal things they turn to for comfort when life gets hard. For Joy, it’s her sense of humor and handbags. Not surprisingly, music legend Burt Bacharach turns to songwriting and performing. Kaye Ballard indulges with a big bowl of pasta. Beau Bridges counts his blessings. Former First Lady Barbara Bush finds solace in the work of Jane Austen. Tony Danza plays the ukulele. Larry King recommends laughter—tell a joke, read a funny book; every time you laugh, a little sadness slips away. And that’s some advice you can actually use.

Joy Shtick: Or What Is the Existential Vacuum and Does It Come with Attachments
Joy Shtick: Or What Is the Existential Vacuum and Does It Come with Attachments

Now in paperback! The View's raciest co-host shares her views on life and womanhood in a side-splitting scrapbook of reflection, rage, and raw honesty "One of the funniest women in America" (New York Post), irrepressible comedienne Joy Behar never minces words. Whether she's skewering popular culture as the co-host of ABC's The View, or offering her own skewed outlook on life in one of her sold-out standup routines, she's always candid about the way she feels. And this book is no exception. A no-holds-barred scrapbook of Joy's perspective on life, it includes rants on every topic--from aging to men, to family, to death--and features Q&As with Joy's take on every dilemma. Flip through her private, hilarious collection of family photos. Enter her weird imagination as she dreams up a feminist feud between Gloria Steinem and Camille Paglia. And discover why she's certain to remain one of America's most charming and disarming personalities.

Laff Zone
Laff Zone

With an impressive lineup of some of yesterday and today s hottest comedians, this collection of stand-up comedy routines is exceptionally entertaining! With over 8 Hours of comedy this compilation is an tremendously good value. Includes routines from: Bill Bellamy, Tim Allen, Ray Romano, Andrew Dice Clay, Joy Behar, Richard Jeni and dozens more!

Manhattan Murder Mystery
Manhattan Murder Mystery

The marvelous chemistry between allen and keaton as a new york couple whose neighbor may have been murdered fills this farce with laughter and magic. Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent Release Date: 05/27/2008 Starring: Woody Allen Diane Keaton Run time: 108 minutes Rating: Pg


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      7 years ago

      Limbaugh is such a ...... what a talented lady Joy Behar is. When I saw the tile of the lens, I had no clue who you were talking about until I saw the opening picture. Of course I know who Joy is! She's amazing, talented and funny!! I love watching the view, drives my husband nuts! lol I don't always agree with them but I think its good entertainment.

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      akumar46 lm 

      7 years ago

      Don't know much about her but it seems that she is a great lady.

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      7 years ago

      I like her new show

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      7 years ago

      Very interesting. I didn't know about Joy Behar.

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      7 years ago

      She does seem like a great person.

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      9 years ago

      I've always liked Joy Behar. She's funny, intelligent and opinionated, but she usually keeps her cool and hasn't gotten sucked into some of the famous battles on The View.

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      9 years ago

      Ditto Drifter - you really know how to make a great lens! 5*

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      JenniferAkers LM 

      9 years ago

      I've liked Joy Behar on The View, but I didn't realize all her other endeavors! Thank you for sharing her other work.

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      drifter0658 lm 

      9 years ago

      Another great example of what a cookie cutter can be turned into in the hands of a master. A wonderful tribute!


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