EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH (EOTM) is a talk show about work. I wanted to interview and honor the special snowflakes who love what they do. That said, dictators, parking ticket officers, and most politicians are ineligible for the prestigious EMPLOYEE of the MONTH award. The show will probably inspire you to finish that novel, quit your day job, or self-medicate.
JON STEWART INTERVIEW After announcing he is leaving The Daily Show, Catie Lazarus spoke with Jon Stewart about directing Rosewater, leaving Comedy Central, and being fired from Woolworth by his brother.
BREAST MILK: THE ONLY TRULY LOCALLY SOURCED MILK IN PARK SLOPE While I personally feel breast milk should be donated and regulated, like blood banks, I’ve discovered that there are budding entrepreneurs who sell artisan breast milk ice cream and cheese. Worse, there are people selling tainted breast milk to new mothers topped off with cow milk.
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- Do all three. (Correct! Only two options were offered.)
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“Catie Lazarus has the rare ability to be both hilarious and empathic at the same time. So when she interviews people, the audience really gets sucked into their lives (in a good way) but they also split their seams laughing.”
– Stephen Dubner, Co-Creator, Freakonomics
“Damn, you’re good. You’re like me, but sexy.” – Dick Cavett
“You’re like Charlie Rose, but funny.” – Gloria Steinem
“Catie Lazarus’ ‘Employee of the Month’ is one of the funniest, classiest, silliest, and smartest talk shows that I’ve ever encountered. The lovely host not only possesses a remarkable wit, but she’s well informed, and doesn’t simply rely on the comedic or antic, which would be easy because she is very very funny. There’s a sneaky, morally centered impulse riding under the discourse with her guests. She has great respect for her audience and she’s not afraid to ask tough questions. And this is all delivered with warmth and great respect for the notion that we must all occasionally make fools of ourselves if we are to pursue a life that’s worth a damn.”
– Adam Rapp, Obie Award winning playwright, director, and actor
“In addition to being one of the more entertaining interviews I’ve ever had, Catie Lazarus made me feel welcome, warm and as if what I do for a living somehow counts.”
– Sloane Crosley, New York Times best-selling essayist