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Solid Gold Laughs: Theater review of Judy Gold’s ‘Mommy Queerest’
By Peter Marks
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Judy Gold talks in her new one-woman show, “Mommy Queerest,” about the moment
she and stand-up comedy found each other. It happened during college, when as
part of a holiday game she was required to get up in front of her roommates and
friends with a microphone and make fun of every one of them.

Of such larks are fateful connections made, for Gold, the brassy progeny of a
New Jersey suburban Jewish family, is authentically uproarious, the sort of
compulsively entertaining type who’d keep you laughing even holding court at a
corner table in a diner at 2 in the morning.

She is taking the expanded, music-added version of her latest piece for an
inaugural spin at Theater J, and it proves a more vivid, and more tickling
occasion than her last show, “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother,” performed at
Theater J in 2008. That prior production had an arty conceit, in which Gold
tried to speak in the voices of other Jewish women she’d interviewed. It turns
out she’s at her very best when she simply kicks back and converses with us in
her own.

read the entire review here