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The 79-year-old comedian and panelist on ABC’s long-running daytime talk show opened up about the experience in a new interview with time magazine, she was unapologetic for the ordeal.
“I was happy to be fired,” she says. time. “I got tired of the show at that point for some reason, and I don’t remember why.”
At that point in her career, Behar’s career in television also included her HLN talk show, “The Joy Behar Show”, which was canceled after two years in 2011. “Late Night Joy” later landed on TLC, but that was canceled after five Episodes only in 2015. Behar’s “Joy Behar: Say Anything!” It premiered on Current TV in September 2012 but ended in August 2013 when Al Jazeera bought the network and transferred it to Al Jazeera America.
Behar, who was discovered by Barbara Walters in one of Behar’s “garbage wagons” and was one of the original panelists when the show launched in 1997, will soon return to the show again as a permanent host for the 19th season. in September 2015.
In profile, Behar has also shared the bonus of having a microphone, whether it’s as a struggling stand-up comedian in the ’80s when most comedy clubs would limit comedians to just one a night or in her current capacity to “The View”.
She said, “You have power when you have that microphone.” time. “People don’t like it. They don’t like me being a tough guy on The View, and they say things they don’t like, but I’m sorry, that’s where I am. I’m a tough guy on ‘The View.’ I was a tough guy as a comedian with a mic. Unfortunate very.”