Judy Tenuta (Mardi Gras Casino-Hallandale Beach)
* Judy Tenuta.
Can you keep a secret? Jeff Eats has been Judy Tenuta’s “sex slave” since 1987.
The legendary comedian is set for 2-shows at the Mardi Gras Casino Friday, October 24/8pm & Saturday, October 25/8pm. Tickets are 20 bucks and can be purchased online at mardigrascasinofl.com. Just between you and me, Gold Star Events (goldstar.com which was reviewed on 8/26/14) has some $7.50 tickets in its inventory-so if you really want to go…
Printed below is Judy’s “background” info-from the Mardi Gras website.
Jeff Eats is a huge fan-looking forward to seeing her -October 25th.
Judy Tenuta is the most famous person who has ever lived…and if you don’t believe it, just ask her. Judy is a triple threat in the sense that she has strong stage, television, comedy and film credits with a large fan base. She has appeared in” The Vagina Monologues”, “Menopause the Musical” both in LA and Chicago, and she’s had her own stand-up specials on Showtime, HBO and Lifetime. Judy was the first female stand-up comic to win “Best Female Comedian” at the American Comedy Awards and is a two-time Grammy nominee for her comedy CD’S, “Attention Butt-Pirates” and “Lesbetarians!” and “In Goddess We Trust”. That same year, she became the national spokesperson for a series of Diet Dr. Pepper commercials. The self-described “Love Goddess” and “Aphrodite of the Accordion” has made hundreds of guest and co-hosting appearances on such popular TV shows as “The View”, “Late Night with David Letterman”, “Larry King Live”, “Entertainment Tonight”, and “Comics Unleashed”. Judy’s stand-up routine is appropriately described as outrageous, mind-blowing comedy. She recently became an ordained minister, and converts her audiences to her signature religion, “Judyism”. A strong advocate for gays, children and women’s issues, the fun-loving feminist preaches that all women should be worshipped as “Love Goddesses!” Some of Judy’s roles include: an ex-show girl turned wedding chaplain on General Hospital, a snobby judge on “Corey in the House” and a featured role in the teen comedy hit, “Material Girls”, starring Hillary and Haley Duff and directed by Martha Coolidge. Judy also produced and starred in her own film, “Desperation Boulevard” about a former child star who stops at nothing to make a comeback. Judy costars with Bruce Villanch in the Indie film, “Sister Mary”…. so watch out, Meryl Streep!
Judy just completed 2 Independent flims: Judy plays Zania, a menacing, aging actress in the recently screened independent film, “Going Down in LALA Land”. Judy just completed the role of an overly zealous, in your face Mother of the star high school pitcher, in the soon to be released, independent film “Gibsonberg”, based on a true story.
Years ago I saw a couple of her specials on cable. She was very funny and very clever. She was also very different from the rest of the female of her day.
If Im thinking right she has to be in her mid 50s now. A big difference in age since she was a big star.
Not sure how she is today but definitely worth going to see.
Buying 2 tickets through Gold Star for this one.
Thanks, for the Gold Star heads up.