Fierth i-ON Interview with Judy Tenuta ! See Judy Live in NYC July 11th & 12th 2013
Fierth’s Brian Mills sits down with Judy Tenuta before her two night shows at New York City’s Laurie Beechman Theater – July 11-12, 2013
FIERTH: What is your name?
JUDY: Juuuuuuuuuudy…… Goddess of the galaxy
FIERTH: Do you have a nick-name?
JUDY: Aphrodite of the accordion
FIERTH: Where are you based, where do you call home?
JUDY: Mt. Olympus and Hollywierd, CA
FIERTH: How tall are you?
JUDY: In my universe, I’m 5′ 7″, but in the real world, I’m 5’4″.
FIERTH: What is your motto?
JUDY: It could happen!
FIERTH: How do you describe your work?
JUDY: It’s a mitzvah for the eyes & ears…and it will help you forget about your problems by thinking about mine for a change!
FIERTH: What accomplishment are you most proud of?
JUDY: Being nominated for 2 Grammys, my HBO specials, and being mistaken for Amanda Bynes
FIERTH: What do you like most about what you do?
JUDY: the joy so many unsuspecting trolls say it gives them! (And being bumped up to first class)
FIERTH: What is the secret to success?
JUDY: Ask Joan Rivers.
FIERTH: If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
JUDY: Produce, Direct & Act in my own films & sing like Jennifer Hudson!
FIERTH: What exactly are you wearing right now?
JUDY: Lime green candy pants & my squeezebox!
FIERTH: If you weren’t doing what you are doing now, what do you think you would be doing?
JUDY: I would love to work in fashion, a la Betsey Johnson
FIERTH: If someone wrote a biography on your life, what do you think the title should be?
JUDY: Full Frontal Tenudity!
FIERTH: How would your best friend describe you?
JUDY: I live In Hollywood, so I have 2,000 Imaginary friends.
FIERTH: What are some qualities you value in your friends?
JUDY: They drive me to the airport in a moment’s notice!
FIERTH: What are 5 quirky things about your self?
JUDY: I love hosing down the homeless and relocating them In new shopping carts
I do not have a police record, but I’m working on It
I hate misuse of the English language, like, “you’re a firework”…fireworks are plural, pigs!!!!!
For dinner, I eat dessert first
I usually skip dinner so I will not balloon into a Kirstie Alley look-a-like!
FIERTH: What were you like as a child?
JUDY: A shy petite flower who did not speak until I was 16, and since then I haven’t shut up!
FIERTH: Where did you grow up?
JUDY: Oak Park, Ill: The homes of Ernest Hemingway & Frank Lloyd Wright…so I like to sit in uncomfortable chair & shoot moose!
FIERTH: The kids today …
JUDY: Only speak to their cell phone, parents have to call their kids to talk to them
FIERTH: What makes you angry?
JUDY: Injustice. Like Jodi hairy-ass who brutally murdered Travis alexander, and some of the stupid jurors “didn’t see her that way” because she speaks like an 1800 mount me ho!
FIERTH: What brings you the most joy?
JUDY: People who worship me & stop me at the airport & make me strip before I board the plane!
FIERTH: What’s the strangest thing you’ve done this month?
JUDY: Paid my rent
FIERTH: What’s something about yourself that no one knows?
JUDY: I won “miss feminine protection 1986…It could happen!
FIERTH: What is the worst advice you have ever gotten?
JUDY: You’re hot enough to be a flight attendant…what an Insult; they all look like Attila the Hun in Birkenstocks!
FIERTH: Are you a morning or night person?
JUDY: I am a morning person…I love waking up, walking & reveling In the beauty of all the flowers and trees….while chugging a 5th of vodka!!! It could happen.
FIERTH: What were you doing last night at midnight?
JUDY: Partying with Bieber…It could happen!
FIERTH: What is your beauty secret?
JUDY: I stay in bed and complain
FIERTH: Describe your home In 6 words or less.
JUDY: A temple for the goddess
FIERTH: Do you collect anything?
JUDY: Hot beefy burritos of manhood
FIERTH: What’s the weirdest Item you’ve ever mourned losing?
JUDY: A perfect fitting shrug my mom gave me
FIERTH: What is your guilty pleasure?
JUDY: Watching dance moms & pregnant & dating
FIERTH: If you could buy anything regardless of cost, what would you buy?
JUDY: Food and shelter for everyone In Mississippi (the birthplace of Elvis)
FIERTH: What is your “safety word”?
JUDY: Stop…In the name of Judyism!
FIERTH: You can trade places with any other person, living or dead, for 24 hours. Who would you choose and why?
JUDY: Paul McCartney…probably the greatest songwriter of our time
FIERTH: Which stars, if any, leave you star struck?
JUDY: Channing Tatum
FIERTH: Which celebrity do you suspect is actually a hologram?
JUDY: Nicole Ritchie- she turns sideways and disappears
FIERTH: What’s the sweetest thing anyone’s ever done for you?
JUDY: I was doing a show In Michigan & a woman in the audience gave me her gold lame prom gown (with her hot boyfriend Inside of It!)
FIERTH: Which places have you traveled to that you feel had changed your perspective of the world?
JUDY: Paris, Rome & Pittsburgh!
FIERTH: Which causes do you believe in the most in, and why?
JUDY: St. Jude’s hospital- It helps kids In the name of “Judyism”
FIERTH: If you could choose a superhero power, what would it be, and how would you use It.
JUDY: Making everyone healthy & happy with a squeeze of my squeezebox!
FIERTH: What are you going to do next?
JUDY: Two shows at the Laurie Beechman Theater in Times Square, July 11 & 12…be there!!!
FIERTH: Leave us a quote to carry on with:
JUDY: Believe In Judyism & you will have a party in your pants! It could happen!
How can we stay in touch with you ?
Facebook: Judy Tenuta’s Fan Page
JUDY TENUTA: FULL FRONTAL TENUDITY!
July 11 & 12:
Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street.
The outrageous, off-kilter, and outspoken stand-up comic from VH1, Hollywood Squares & Match Game makes a long-awaited return to New York. 7:30pm. Tix are $25 (+ $15 food/drink minimum — full dinner menu & bar available) at 212-352-3101 or click HERE. VIP Tickets for $50, which include preferred seating and a post-show meet-and-greet are also available.