slate presents:

Employee of the month with Catie Lazarus

Saturday April 7th, 2018 at 7:30-9 pm

abrons arts center

catie lazarus honors & interviews: MASHA GESSEN (national book Award winning author & journalist), Martha Plimpton (emmy Award winning actor) & ANTHONY ATAMAnUIK (Star of comedy central's the president's show). plus musical guest lucy wainwright-roche.   

as always EOTM's houseband featurES Lin-MANUEL MIRANDA'S Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, CAMILLE HARRIS & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO is back!

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hall of fame


about CATIE

Catie Lazarus is a writer and talk show host. Gothamist named her “one of the finest live talk show hosts.” Lazarus has interviewed hundreds of distinguished folks, including Bette Midler, Congressmen Al Franken and Barney Frank, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gloria Steinem, and Miss Piggy. Lazarus was the first person to interview Jon Stewart, after he announced his retirement from The Daily Show. Their interview went viral, as did her interview with former New York Times Executive Editor Jill AbramsonA witty, whip-smart, and warm talk show host, comedian Lewis Black calls her, “more brilliant than she’ll ever know” and Freakonomics author Stephen Dubner says, “Catie Lazarus has the rare ability to be empathetic and hilarious at the same time.”

As a writer, Lazarus has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, Marie-Claire, The Daily Beast, Slate, The Atlantic, Cosmo, Out Magazine, Forward, Bust Magazine, Sundance Channel, IFC, Sesame Workshop, weTV, Funny or Die, and numerous anthologies.  

After dropping out of her doctoral studies in clinical psychology, Lazarus started performing stand up. She became involved with Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She still does storytelling shows like The Moth, Risk, LIAR show, Ask Me, Slideshow Goshko, The Tomorrow Show, Yum's the Word, UCB’s Night of Our Lives and UCB's Asscat. She has also moderated numerous panels, conducted interviews and hosted red carpet events and benefits for Tribeca Film Festival, IFP’s Gotham Awards, AdWeek, Women in Film, 92nd St Y, WGA-East (Writers Guild), Just Vision, New Israel Fund, HIAS, Seeds of Peace, Women in Film, Jewish Book Festival (JCC Houston), Brooklyn Film Festival, and performed at Gotham Comedy Club, Joe's Pub, Caroline’s on Broadway, Laugh Factory (NY & LA), Ice House in Pasadena, Ars Nova, Comix, Rififi, Fez, Bell House, Union Hall, KGB, Cutting Room, PIT (People's Improv Theater), Magnet Theater, UCB (LA and NY), Improv (DC, Hollywood, NY), Symphony Space, Slipper Room, JCC in Manhattan, 92 Y Tribeca, City Winery, Knitting Factory, Bowery Poetry Club, Littlefields, Kennedy Center, and Brooklyn Academy of Music.

She lives with her dog Lady Lazarus in Brooklyn, New York.


SLATE LIVE presents


with catie lazarus

The longest running, critically-acclaimed, beloved talk show hosted by a female, not on TV. For now, enjoy the live show and/or the podcast. Either way, it is a fun, fascinating glimpse into the careers of super special snowflakes, like Jon Stewart, Zadie Smith, Lin-Manuel Miranda to The Guinness Book of World Record Holder for Most World Records. 

Slate Live presents Employee of the Month is a  live talk show recorded for podcast and hosted by downtown comedy darling Catie Lazarus.  With a nod to comedy variety shows, Lazarus honors and interviews people she admires who (mainly) love what they do. Their candid conversations reveal the fun, frustrations, good, bad and absurd involved in creating and sustaining a fulfilling career, be it as an actor, athlete, activist, astrophysicist, FBI agent, taxidermist, singer,  journalist, politician, or orgasm expert. With a background in psychology and comedy, Lazarus is as deft riffing as she is at asking incisive questions. Her impeccable eye for discovering cutting edge talent  and insatiable curiosity about people ensures each show offers something for everyone. Ultimately what sets the show apart is her silly, smart and thoughtful sensibility which enables guests to have as much fun as the audience. From the get go, Employee of the Month garnered a cult following, which is why The New York Times describes it as “beloved” and The Guardian hails it as “a downtown institution.”

Why go to a live taping when I can listen to the podcast? Do it all or both. Bonus episodes on the podcast are recorded 1-on-1 and the tapings are a ridiculously fun ride. Along with candid conversations, you’ll see music, comedy, and EOTM’s house band led by MC Andrew “Jelly D.” Bancroft, beatboxer Shockwave, both of FreeStyle Love Supreme, and Eric Biondo (Antibalas). The band frequently welcomes guest musicians such as Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Monroe-Iglehart, Rob Jost (Antibalas, Dear Evan Hansen), Justin Carroll (Moondrunk), Jordan Katz (De La Soul), Arthur Lewis (FreeStyle Love Supreme), Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Clipping), Jared Dixon (In the Heights), Adam Busch (Common Rotation), Grey McMurray (Knights on Earth), Eric Kufs (Common Rotation, Indigo Girls), Camille Harris,  Yair Evnine (Waitress), Ashley Perez Flanagan (Moondrunk, Great Comet) and Smoota (TV on the Radio). There are also live illustrations from Michael Arthur to Ella Trujillo and more. Each live show culminates with an Award Ceremony, where guests receive the coveted Employee of the Month Award, which falls somewhere between a Nobel Peace Prize and a free cup of coffee. At the heart of the show are the conversations and community thanks to our beloved Employee of the Month fans!  


"If oprah & stephen colbert had a baby, it'd be catie lazarus...."  - Broadwayworld.com

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“1 of The Top 10 Absolute Best Comedy Shows”

New York Magazine’s Best of 2016

“Catie Lazarus is one of the finest live talk show hosts”


“Catie Lazarus is one of New York Comedy Scene’s Most Valuable Players”

Tyler Coates, Esquire.com





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