Judy Tenuta dead: stand-up comic known as ‘Love Goddess’ dies aged 65

Popular stand-up comedian Judy Tenuta, known to her fans as “The Love Goddess” and “Aphrodite of the Accordion,” died Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles of ovarian cancer. She was 65.

Known for her bitter humor, punchy wit and raspy voice, she was among the performers who fueled the popularity of live comedy at clubs including the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, Laff Stop in Houston and Caroline’s in New York City .

On stage, she has appeared on The Vagina Monologues and Menopause the Musical in LA and Chicago, as well as her own stand-up specials on Showtime, HBO and Lifetime.

There’s more to come.

https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/judy-tenuta-dead-comic-love-goddess-1235395737/ Judy Tenuta dead: stand-up comic known as ‘Love Goddess’ dies aged 65

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