EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH (EOTM) is a talk show all about work. I wanted to interview and honor the special snowflakes who (mainly) love what they do. That said, dictators, parking ticket officers, and most politicians are ineligible for the coveted EMPLOYEE of the MONTH award.
Above is my interview with Jon Stewart, who after announcing he was retiring from The Daily Show, spoke with Catie Lazarus about directing Rosewater, leaving his Emmy and Peabody winning baby, being fired from Woolworth by his brother, and seducing Gillian Anderson before David Duchovny could.
On the live show, Catie Lazarus also shows vides and sketches. Here is one where she decides to start a business devoted to BREAST MILK: THE ONLY TRULY LOCALLY SOURCED MILK in Brooklyn.
For more, you can subscribe on iTunes to the weekly PODCAST or attend a LIVE TAPING. Don’t just take it from us, alumni of Employee of the Month offer their opinion of Catie Lazarus and Employee of the Month.
“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