Down in the Valley: Love Goddess Judy Tenuta hits the Jon Lovitz stage with Love Bites

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The Love Goddess is back — or rather, Judy Tenuta never left — the Sherman Oaks resident is appearing for a very special Valentine’s show at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City this Saturday, February 12 at 8 p.m.  The show, aptly titled Judy Tenuta “Love Bites” Stand Up with The Love Goddess, is sure to be a hilariously raucous affair as Tenuta has made a career on being deemed outrageous — and nothing is holding her back.

Tenuta paved the road for women in comedy in the 1980s. She was the first female stand-up comic to win “Best Female Comedian” at the American Comedy Awards and is a two-time Grammy nominee for her comedy CDs,  Attention Butt-Pirates and Lesbetarians! and In Goddess We Trust. The self-described ‘Love Goddess‘ and  ‘Aphrodite of the Accordion‘ has made hundreds of guest and co-hosting appearances on such popular TV shows as The View, Late Night with David Letterman, Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight and Comics Unleashed.

A 818 resident since the mid-90′s, here’s Judy Tenuta’s take on the Valley.  Read to the end and she’ll tell you whether or not love bites . And no, she doesn’t mince words…

How long have you lived in the Valley?

The Goddess ( that would be me), has lived in the Valley since 1994…OMG, that’s like soooo dope!

What brought you to the Valley?

What brought me to the Valley? What else? Some unworthy pig that I fell in love who cheated on me, and is now dead to me like all good Vampires should be …and I mean it as a friend.

What do you think about the Valley?

It’s sleepy community with great restaurants, neighbors who don’t exist and lots of porn shoots(so I’ve heard).

What’s the best thing about the Valley?

The best thing about the Valley, besides the Fashion Square Mall and porn shoots, is that Radford studios are right down the street, so I need to get a sitcom!

What’s the worst thing about the Valley?

The worst thing about the Valley is that it is not Beverly Hills.

Who is the funniest person in the Valley?

The funniest person in the Valley, besides me would be Fred Willard.

What can you get in the Valley that you can’t get anywhere else?

Blistering hell heat in September…(and of course porn shoots).

What do you think of Valley stereotypes?

What Valley stereotypes? Like I don’t meet any Valley chicks who talk totally rad.

What are some of your favorite restaurants?

The Great Greek, Bamboo, The Daily Grill, Marie Callendar’s ( when I want to meet older men), Jerry’s Deli, Solley’s, and Maria’s.

What is the most romantic spot in the Valley?

To me the most romantic spot in the valley is “Big 5″..lots of hot jocks!

Where do you go to get out of the Valley?

When it’s 100 degrees in the Valley, my posse and I head out to Santa Monica and enjoy the cool breeze and the homeless mimes.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be and where?

If I could have dinner with anyone..dead or alive it would be with Albert Einstein at Panzanella.

What do you do on Saturday mornings?

I walk rapidly at the Fashion Square mall until I work up a sweat, then get my hair done by Stevie at Krystal’s on Ventura Blvd.

Does love in the Valley really bite?

Love in the Valley definitely bites!  Especially if you fall for a cook at Jinky’s who scrambles your eggs, and just when you think he is yours , you see he scrambles everyone’s eggs …what a pollinating pig!!!

For tickets and more information about Judy Tenuta’s upcoming show on February 12 at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City. 1000 Universal Studios Blvd #222 Universal City, CA 91608

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