Over the course of my time writing for Pop Geeks, I’ve interviewed many talents who have ended up becoming friends of mine. I’ve saved their numbers to my contacts, and I always reach out a few times a year to say hello to them. It always hurts to lose one of them and, sadly, I now bid farewell to one of those friends, the Love Goddess, better known to all of us pigs as Judy Tenuta.
In 2017, I interviewed Judy Tenuta, one of my favorite comediennes and a Facebook friend, for the first time. That interview was set up by another Facebook friend, Harlan Boll, whom I reached out to again recently. You see, for all that I covered with Judy in our first interview, there was just as much that I didn’t, and besides that, her career has seen some pretty interesting new projects come up. On top of that, soon the Love Goddess herself will be getting a star on The Palm Springs Walk Of Fame. We discussed all that and more on Thursday, October 10th, and I hope you all enjoy reading this.
My next interview subject has many nicknames. Some call her the Love Goddess. Others call her The Petite Flower. Still others refer to her as the Princess Of Panty Shields or the Empress Of Elvis Impersonators. Simply put, she is Judy Tenuta, comedienne, actress, musician and a talent I find to be very underrated. 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the HBO special Women Of The Night, a comedy special that introduced much of the world to Ms. Tenuta, as well as many other formidable comedic voices. To mark the 30th anniversary of that special, and also because I’m a fan of her work, I reached out to her press representative, B. Harlan Boll, about an interview with Judy. He set it up, and we spoke on February 13th.