As the only remaining original host of the ABC daytime talk show, the comedian, 78, has first hand knowledge of all the on-air drama that has unfolded over the past 14 years and dished on what happens when she plays a role in it.
"Well, I've gotten in trouble a few times on the show," Behar -- who often sparred with Meghan McCain in recent years -- told People. "I've had to apologize, which I'm happy to do in order to save mine and everybody else's job. I don't care."
"Even if I don't mean it, I'll do it," she continued. "Even if I look like I'm in a hostage takeover, I'll still do it, because if you don't do it, you lose your job and everybody else's."
Although she has had to backtrack her comments at times, Joy said she never means to harm anyone, as she only uses her "comedy" to promote laughter. "That's all. I don't have any other motive," she added. "And so if the intention is in the right, and your heart is in the right place, I think that you can never really go wrong."
"I've offended people for sure," she continued, "but whatever."