Joy Behar Tells TJD She Wants Lena Dunham On Her New Show
10:00 am, August 31st | by Laura Donovan
Guys, I’m a little upset. I shouldn’t be in low spirits, as I just had the chance to ask Current host, Joy Behar seven questions about her new program, but I’m bummed to learn that she’s not a real redhead (us gingers need all the representatives we can get!) She sure pulls off the color, look, and attitude, though. The “Say Anything!” host, whose show airs September 4 at 6 p.m. ET, recently agreed to tell us a little bit about it and share a secret or two with regards to her life. She also said she’d like to get “Girls” creator, Lena Dunham to appear on the program, and that’s definitely an interview we’d like to see. Here’s what you can expect from the feisty New Yorker’s show:
You recently said Current is like “the g-spot of TV.” What do you love most about it, and what are some of your favorite Current shows?
Current will give me the freedom to be myself, which I love. I am a longtime fan of Bill Press.
Earlier this summer, you told our sister site, Mediaite that you’d like to have conservatives Ann Coulter and S.E. Cupp on your show. Have you heard from them/reached out to them about guest appearances?
I like them both very much and they have an open invitation to come on my show.
Are there any other women of note you’d love to have on the show?
Ellen Barkin, Jane Fonda, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Nancy Pelosi, Lena Dunham, Diane Keaton, Carol Burnett, Sarah Silverman and Susan Sarandon, to name a few.
What do you make of Fred Armisen’s “Saturday Night Live” impersonation of you?
He has me down.
Do you think you’ll model your hosting tactics off any TV show host(s) in particular?
I have my own style.
What’s the number one thing about you that would surprise people?
I’m very conservative on crime and I’m not a natural red head.
Will your show be based in New York or LA? Which location do you prefer?
New York and New York.