"You reach a point when you say to yourself, 'Do I want to keep doing this? ' " the comedian tells deadline.com. "There are other things on my plate I want to do -- I've been writing a play, I've been neglecting my standup."
Behar, whose contract runs out in August, plans to spend several more months on "The View" and hopes to launch a talk show of her own. "I'm interested in talking to people," she said. "I want to do an intelligent talk show where you have room to breathe."