BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

What better way to start the New Year than by laughing? A leading comedienne will help you do just that.

Joy Behar will headline a show at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, January 10th at 8 p.m.

Behar earned an Emmy award for her performance on The View, where she was a cast member for 16 years.

She has also hosted her own talk shows, "The Joy Behar Show" on HLN and "Say Anything" on Current TV.

Her television appearances are numerous, and run the gamut from talk shows to sit-coms to soap operas.

In addition to stand-up, Behar has also written two books, both of which appeared on the New York Times best seller list.

Tickets for the Joy Behar show range from $39.50 to $59.50, and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

Tickets will be available at sandseventcenter.com, the Sands Event Center box office, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and at 1-800-745-3000.