After 16 years, Joy Behar is leaving "The View."
Behar, the brassy Brooklyn-born comic, announced that she's leaving ABC's morning talkfest at the end of her contract in August.
"You reach a point where you say, 'Do I want to keep doing this?'," Behar told Deadline.com, which broke the news late Thursday. "There are other things on my plate I want to do -- I've been writing a play, I've been neglecting my stand-up." Behar added that she'd be interested in joining CNN, which is being re-engineered by new boss Jeff Zucker, with whom Behar recently took a meeting.