100 Women We Love: Class of 2017

Every June, GO compiles a select list of talented tastemakers, influencers and all-around inspirational women who are making their mark on the LGBT community and on the world at large.

Judy Gold

Photo by Eric Korenman

Judy Gold is one of the hardest-working women in show business, and one of the most recognizable out comics on the planet. Most people know her from her stand-up specials (on HBO, Comedy Central and LOGO) or her off-Broadway shows (“The Judy Show – My Life as a Sitcom,” “25 Questions for a Jewish Mother”), but in the last year alone, she’s starred in the all-female version of “Taming of the Shrew” at Shakespeare in the Park, appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” popped up on Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here” and guested on POP TV’s new series “Nightcap!” “I love what I do,” Gold says. “I love being a part of the LGBTQ community. Comedy is the great unifier and humor is the most palatable way to get a point across. The most rewarding part of what I do is to be able to make people laugh and to make people think simultaneously.”  You can find her doing just that regularly on her podcast, “Kill Me,” available on iTunes. –TB