Joy Behar, cohost of ABC’s The View, is among today’s leading comic talents. She earned an MA in English education from SUNY at Stony Brook and began her career in teaching before she turned to stand-up comedy. She has performed in her own HBO special and won a CableACE Award for her voice work on Dr. Katz. Joy has appeared on a number of television talk shows, in films, and on stage. She writes a monthly advice column in Good Housekeeping and is the author of Joy Shtick, or, What Is the Existential Vacuum and Does It Come With Attachments?