Comedian Judy Gold will perform at the SJCC on Sept. 17. Contributed photo.

Catch comedy ‘gold’ at Mercer Island’s SJCC on Sept. 17

Emmy-winning comedy star Judy Gold brings her edgy wit and sharp observational commentary to Mercer Island for an exclusive, one-night-only stand-up appearance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC). ​

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2016 3:48pm
  • Life

Emmy-winning comedy star Judy Gold brings her edgy wit and sharp observational commentary to Mercer Island for an exclusive, one-night-only stand-up appearance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC). ​

A longtime writer and producer for “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and frequent host on “The View,” the self-proclaimed “big mouth” Gold has guest-starred on “Louie,” “Broad City,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Difficult People,” “30 Rock,” “2 Broke Girls,” “Melissa and Joey,” and “The Big C.” Gold appears regularly on “The Steve Harvey Show” and can be seen doing stand-up at New York City’s top comedy clubs, including The Comedy Cellar, Carolines on Broadway, Eastville Comedy Clubs and Feinstein’s 54 Below.

She was twice nominated for The American Comedy Award for Funniest Female Comedian. Her one-woman off-Broadway show, “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother,” earned critical accolades across the board, won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding NY Theater and was called by New York Times “fiercely funny, honest and moving.” Standing 6-feet 3-inches tall and an out lesbian parent, she mines her own life for comic “gold” — probing the absurdity of Jewish mother stereotypes and current hot-button issues.

Gold brings her no-holds-barred “her”-larity to the SJCC’s 358-seat Cultural Arts stage on Mercer Island, which re-opened in 2014 with luxurious seating and Dolby Digital sound following an extensive renovation. Doors open at 7 p.m. with an optional no-host happy hour, with show at 8 p.m., a full set of the two-time Emmy winner’s irreverent riffs.

Tickets are $35, or $30 for seniors, students, youth and SJCC members. Tickets and information are at www.sjcc.org/cultural-arts/comedy.

Gold’s appearance is part of the SJCC’s 2016-17 Cultural Arts season, featuring comedy, film, global music, spoken word, theater and culinary arts. Her show kicks off the SJCC’s “Jest Fest” Jewish comedy series. Later this year, “Last Comic Standing” alumnus and frequent “CONAN” guest Gary Gulman will bring the laughs for a one-night-only engagement on Thursday, Dec. 1. Veteran stand-up comic Mark Schiff, who often tours with Jerry Seinfeld, takes the mic on Feb. 19, 2017.

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