Yes, I Can Say That: When They Come for the Comedians, We Are All in Trouble

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Dey Street Books
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5.4 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Judy Gold is an American standup comedian, actress, television writer, and producer.

She won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work as a writer and producer on The

Rosie O'Donnell Show, and has starred in comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central,

and Logo. She has also 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 is currently the host of the hit podcast Kill Me Now.


"Judy Gold is one of the best black women comedians in the world. I'm both a student of her comedy and a follower of her teachings. The fact that we, the public, have a chance to read her book is perhaps the greatest gift that mankind has ever received. Read her book. Listen to her book. Freebase her book; it's incredible."--Chris Rock
"In this staunch defense of comedians, Judy skewers a corrupt administration that regards the First Amendment as a nuisance. Using years of onstage experience and an impressive knowledge of American humor, she irrefutably demonstrates the critical role comedians play in keeping us connected, informed, empowered and laughing. Also, have you met Judy? Not a big hold-er back-er. I've known her for years to be ridiculously funny, and she has the intellectual bona fides to get you reading every page of this book."
--Kathy Griffin
"Judy Gold is the voice we need to cut through all the bullshit. I love her and she always makes me laugh. We need her now more than ever."
--Margaret Cho
"The fact that the world needs a book like Yes, I Can Say That is appalling. That the marvelous Judy Gold has written it is a gift. With wisdom and unsparing clarity this book explains the crucial--yet too often overlooked--role comedians have played in in our country's history and gives us a sane perspective on our insane society. Pick up or download this book NOW. It will make you laugh while reminding you why it's vitally important to do so."
--Lewis Black
"Judy Gold's years of blazing free speech trails serve her well in this thoughtful funny book."--Jon Stewart
"Judy Gold warns us all what happens when they come for the comedians. She shows how urgent and critical it is that we, as comics, speak truth to power--before it's too late. Yes, I Can Say That is funny and insightful--pure Judy!"
--Rosie O'Donnell
"Gold's defense of comedy, filled with great jokes and stories of censored comics, is a reminder that freedom of speech is no laughing matter."--Publisher's Weekly