Judy Gold not worried about Penn Jilette anymore. ( Illustration by Paul Kisselev)

Comedian Judy Gold Talks Judaism, East vs West, and Her Time on ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’

Comedian, playwright and producer Judy Gold is the sequential UWS schmoozer; something that transmits in the moment we sit down to order at Edgars Cafe on 92nd and Amsterdam. The star and co-creator of off-Broadway one-woman shows like 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother and The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom, Gold, finds her latte cup “too annoying.” She good-naturedly kvetches to the staff about her coffee needing less milk and 2 or three extra shots of espresso. But the Emmy Award-winning writer and producer knows she’s dealing with her extended family of Manhattan’s Upper West Side; later we detour for several minutes on our server’s tattoos, which bear the name of all six of her children, all spaced out one year apart. (The kids, not the tattoos.) Ms Gold commiserates about her own two sons, Henry and Ben, before settling on the quiche.

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