Judy Gold comes to The Loading Dock
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts will be hosting comedian Judy Gold for a one-night engagement at their sister venue, The Loading Dock.
The show will begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 featuring Gold, who is known as a two-time Emmy-winning comedian with specials on HBO, Comedy Central and LOGO, closing out The Loading Dock summer season.
Gold has written and starred in two critically acclaimed Off-Broadway hit shows, “The Judy Show – My Life as a Sitcom” and “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother.” She received rave reviews as Gremio in The Public Theater’s all-female production of “The Taming of The Shrew” for Shakespeare in the Park, has appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and has recurring roles on Netflix’s “Friends From College” and TBS’ “Search Party.” She was featured in Woody Allen’s Amazon series “Crisis in Six Scenes,” and also appears on the hit web series “The Other F Word” on Amazon Prime. Gold is the winner of two Emmy awards for writing and producing “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” She is now the host of the hit podcast, “Kill Me Now,” on iTunes.
Earlier this week, Gold took a minute from riding her bicycle down New York City streets to speak with the Long Island Advance about the upcoming show:
Long Island Advance: Why Patchogue? How did that happen?
Judy Gold: The answer to that question is, they offered. They wanted to see me, and what was I going to say, no?
LIA: Have you ever been to Patchogue?
JG: No, I don’t believe so. But I love Long Island and I do a lot in the Hamptons at the Guild Hall.
LIA: What do you think about The Loading Dock concept?
JG: The summer before I left for my freshman year in college I loaded heaters onto trucks and I was in the best shape of my life. If I could go back to that dock and look as great as I did when I was 18 years old, I would. I think any space is a performance space. It sounds really cool and we need more comedy more than ever right now.
LIA: Where do you currently live and where are you from?
JG: I live in New York City, Manhattan. Originally, I am from New Jersey, just like you Long Island people who say you are from New York. Very similar.
LIA: What can we expect from your show?
JG: Lots of cathartic laughing. I think people really leave my shows feeling, “Oh my God, I needed that so bad.’ People just need an escape. You have got to laugh.
LIA: What’s next for Judy Gold?
JG: The podcast I do every week, and now I have an album coming out, which will be released in a few months. You might be able to expect another one in about six months.
LIA: What will it be called?
JG: I haven’t decided yet. I think I will call it Conduct Unbecoming. That’s what it’s called when you are kicked out of the Army. Pretty much my conduct is unbecoming.
I am really excited and just think we all need to laugh at this point.
Tickets for The Loading Dock's comedy nights (Aug. 9 and 10) are now available online. Tickets for Judy Gold on Aug. 10 are $60 and tickets for Clayton Fletcher, Justin Silver and Perry Strong on Aug. 9 are $20, plus applicable ticket fees. To purchase tickets or for more information on The Loading Dock, visit LoadingDockPatchogue.com.
The Loading Dock, which opened in March, is a new popup speakeasy located at Patchogue Theatre that is a "venue within a venue." The industrial-themed speakeasy is set on the main stage of Patchogue Theatre featuring cabaret-table seating and its own bar. The Loading Dock showcases intimate performances twice a month in comedy, original music or theater to no more than 150 people. Tickets to shows are sold through Eventbrite on The Loading Dock's new website, LoadingDockPatchogue.com.
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