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Judy Gold remembers what happened when her show received a terrible review

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When debuting a production, some critics will love it; others will love to hate it. But if you write a terrible review of Judy Gold’s work, you might want to prepare yourself for a very stern call from her mother.

For EW’s Greatest Story Ever Told video series, the stand-up comic remembers the time she received rave reviews for her first off-Broadway solo show – except from her hometown paper, The Star-Ledger. But, her mother wasn’t afraid to get on the phone to give that writer a piece of her mind. See the full narrative above.

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