When you turn on The View, and I have to admit I rarely do, Joy Behar always seemed like she was on a different level when it came to jokes and humor and a step ahead. Whoopi can be there with her, but sometimes just phones in some days. Joy never does. Yesterday, Joy announced that after 17 years on the show, she will be leaving. Her contract is expiring in August and she is going to be the host of her own show and won't have to fight to get a few seconds of speaking or bow everytime she approaches Barbara which can get annoying everytime you pass her in the hallways.