Almost a year after she started on the program, ABC executives have decided to cut comedian Michelle Collins as a co-host of “The View,” Variety has learned. Collins joined the show last July after a lengthy trial period, where she impressed viewers (as well as moderator Whoopi Goldberg) with her well-timed zingers and commentary. ABC
"So many comedians completely bulldoze through conversations, needing to be the only funny one in the room--but not so with Joan. She loved when other people chimed in with jokes, ideas, or one-liners. She was the first person to make fun of herself, but she always had the last laugh." - Michelle Collins
The diva of VH1's 'Best Week Ever,' Michelle Collins has been making the rounds on talk shows and awards shows alike for the last few years. She recently won LOGO's NewNowNext Award for 'Breakout Comic,' and in 2009, Michelle was crowned ECNY's Best Female Comedian in New York and was featured as a 'Comedian to Watch' in YRB Magazine.