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EMPLOYEE of the Month is back in brooklyn!

7:30 pm, Saturday, December 1st, 2018

doors open at 7

the bell house

149 7th street, brooklyn, New York

(take F/G/R/Cab/drive/Walk/waltz/ski)

whatever you do, get your tickets: HERE

As the last show sold out…..

 

Sunday august 5th, 8:00pm

Employee of the month with catie lazarus

at largo in los angeles

doors open at 7 pm

Get tickets: here or https://tinyurl.com/y8rc528l

 

 

catie lazarus

honors and interviews:

Tig notaro

patton oswalt

Fred Armisen

plus employee of the month's houseband featuring FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME'S  ANdrew "Jelly D." Bancroft & chris "shockwave" sullivan, jordan katz & More... . 

 

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after its debut  at the 92nd st y in 2009, employee of the month spent four beloved years as a monthly show at upright citizens brigade theater. due to popular demand, lazarus created a weekly podcast. she then went onto do eotm at the bell house in brooklyn, before a three-year monthly residency at joe's pub at the public theater in new york.

in 2018, Catie lazarus ventured out into the world hosting eotm at the john F. kennedy center for the performing arts, gramercy theater, abrons arts center & largo at the coronet in l.A., before joining slate. 

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some past shows include:

@KENNEDY CENTER. EMPLOYEE of THE MONTH. Catie lazarus honors & interviews: ezra klein (Vox), emmy winner chris jackson (hamilton, in the heights, Sesame Street), and sasheer zamata (inside amy schumer.)

plus music from freestyle love supreme's Chris "shockwave" sullivan, andrew "jelly D." bancroft, chris "c. Jack" jackson, arthur & the geniuses lewis, & antibalas's eric biondo. illustrations by mike hollingsworth (boJack horseman). 

@abrons Arts center. slate presents employee of the month. catie lazarus honors & interviews: MASHA GESSEN (national book Award winner), Martha Plimpton (emmy Award winning actor) & ANTHONY ATAMAnUIK (Star of comedy central's the president's show) & musical guest lucy wainwright-roche.

plus EOTM's houseband featurES Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, CAMILLE HARRIS & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! illustrations by ella trujillo.

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@gramercy theater. slate presents employee of the month. catie lazarus honors & interviews: hannibal buress (Broad City, 30 rock), emily mortimer & Dolly Wells (HBO's doll & EM), grammy & tony winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton, Dear evan hansen) & fresh from the grammy's & women's marches musical guest: The resistance revival chorus . 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, CAMILLE HARRIS, dear evan hansen's rob jost & Gong Show's smoota. illustrations by ella trujillo.

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: edie falco (nurse jackie, sopranos), michael keegan-key (key & peele) & bradley whitford (transparent, get out, west wing ).

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, CAMILLE HARRIS & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! illustrations by michael arthur. 

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@joe's pub. catie lazarus honors & interviews: cecile richards (Planned parenthood), john roberts (Bob's burgers) with Alex Borstein (Marvelous mrs. maisel, getting on, family guy), Astrophysicist priyamvarda natarajan & musical guest big thief.

Plus, EOTM's houseband featurES Lin-MANUEL MIRANDA'S Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, justin carroll & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! illustrations by michael arthur.

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: maya rudolph, laura benanti, & musical guest princesses's maya rudolph & gretchen lieberum.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, justin carroll, rob jost, & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! illustrations by michael arthur. 

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: poet saray kay, opera singer morris robinson, phoebe robinson, hamilton's mix tape's & lauryn hill's DJ j. period & musical guest arthur lewis.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, justin carroll, & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO.  illustrations by michael arthur.

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: justin vivian bond, the wire's creator david simon, & author suad amiry. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, justin carroll & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! illustrations by michael arthur.

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: john turturro, brooklyn borough president eric adams, & musical guest martha wainwright.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, justin carroll, & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! illustrations by michael arthur. 

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews:  sarah silverman, activist Larry kramer & musical guest sharon van etten. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, justin carroll & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! illustrations by michael arthur.

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: andrew rannells, danny burstein, sex therapist esther perel, & author seth godin. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, justin carroll & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! 

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: greta gerwig (ladybird), pulitzer winning author & ambassador samantha power, actor michael mckean (better call saul, laverne & shirley) & musical guests annette o'toole & emel mathlouthi.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, rob jost, justin carroll & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! illustrations by michael arthur.

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews:  playwright suzan-lori parks, isaac mizrahi, julia cameron, TV on the radio's kyp malone, & musical guest: bodies be rivers. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, justin carroll & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! illustrations by michael arthur. 

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: cynthia nixon, writer liz tuccillo, & les savvy fav's syd butler joined by seth jabour & amber tamblyn.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, justin carroll, & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! illustrations by michael arthur. 

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: jon stewart, o.t. powell & musical guest martha wainwright.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, grey mcmurray, arthur lewis, rob jost & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO.

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: martha plimpton, josh charles, matt zoller seitz & bridget everett. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's daveed diggs, chris "shockwave" sullivan, rob jost, & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO!  

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: New York times columnist frank bruni, taxidermist katie innamorato, & orange is the new black's author piper kerman & star taylor schilling. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's andrew "Jelly D." Bancroft chris "shockwave" sullivan, rob jost, & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO!

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: chef tom colicchio, mad magazine's al jaffe, man seeking woman & snl writer simon rich & musical guest stephin merritt. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, justin carroll & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! 

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: olympia dukakis, cindy chupack, bergdorf's betty halbreich & justin sayre. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, justin carroll & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! illustrations by michael arthur.

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: rosie perez, wally shawn & taylor mac. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, rob jost & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! 

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: nate silver, josh radnor, cindy gallop & musical guest inyang bassey. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, rob jost & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! 

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: hamilton's daveed diggs, nick kristof, anna chlumsky & musical guest: MR. lee fields 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & mc ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, rob jost, & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! 

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: actor laila robbins, CIA agent josh Katz, hari kondabolu, & musical guest corn mo, plus special guest foundfootage festival's nick preuher & joe pickett. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's daveed diggs & chris "shockwave" sullivan, rob jost & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO.   

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews:  bobby cannavale, jason biggs & moma's Paola antonelli. plus musical guest binky griptite.  

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & mc andrew "jelly d" bancroft, rob jost, & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! illustrations by michael arthur.

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: broad city's ilana glazer & abbi jacobson, alex borstein (family guy, getting on), & pulitzer prize winner & new york times columnist wesley morris.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, rob jost & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO!

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews:  david cross, billy crudup, ABC & 538's harry enten, & musical guest speedy ortiz's Sadie dupuis. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, justin carroll & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO! illustrations by michael arthur.

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: meditation teacher tara brach, wnba's candice wiggins, & musical guest will scheff (Okkervil river).

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, rob jost & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO. 

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@JOE'S PUB.  catie lazarus honors & interviews: HBO's sheila nevins, russ & daughters co-owner josh russ tupper, & snl's paula pell.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, rob jost, grey mcmurray & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO.   

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@JOE'S PUB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: lewis black, daryl roth & radiolab's jad abumrad & musical guest nellie mckay. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan, antibalas' ERIC BIONDO, grey mcmurray & more. 

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@the bell house. catie lazarus honors & interviews: lin-manuel miranda, mo rocca,  danny strong, robert smigel & triumph the insult comic dog, and musical guest lady rizo. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, arthur lewis, rob jost, yair evnine, & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO!

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@the bell house. catie lazarus honors & interviews: Gilmore girls & mrs. maisel cretaor amy sherman-palladino, actor stephen moyer, stylist mel ottenberg, comedian chris gethard & musical GUEST diane birch with homer steinweiss. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan & ANdrew "Jelly D." bancroft, arthur lewis, rob jost, yair evnine, & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO!

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@uCB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: gloria steinem, rachel maddow & hari kunzru. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan, arthur lewis, & eric biondo. 

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@ucb. catie lazarus honors & interviews: the late great journalist david carr,  playwright adam rapp & comedian w. kamau bell. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan, arthur lewis, & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO!

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@uCB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: joy behar, janeane Garafalo, stacy london, & emily nussbaum.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan, arthur lewis & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO. plus rob lathan. 

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@uCB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: the new yorker's cartoon editor BOB Mankoff, ashrita furman "the guiness book of world records champion," & comedian caroline rhea.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan, arthur lewis & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO & featuring rob lathan.

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@uCB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: kathleen hanna, maria dizzia, jon ronson & neal medlyn.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan, arthur lewis & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO & featuring rob lathan. 

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@uCB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: david wain, a.j. jacobs, & paul dinello with guest amy sedaris.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan, arthur lewis & antibalas' ERIC BIONDo. plus rob lathan. 

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@uCB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: Kerry butler, eric jacobson & Grover (The muppet) & aasif mandvi.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan, arthur lewis & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO. plus rob lathan.

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@uCB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: cartoonist bill plympton, julie klausner, okgo's damian kulash  & bridget everett.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan, arthur lewis & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO. plus rob lathan. 

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@uCB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: Kurt andersen, j. robin baitz & more. 

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan, arthur lewis & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO. plus rob lathan.

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@uCB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: freakonomic's co-creator & host stephen dubner, author kambri crews, & the onion's baratunde thurston.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan, arthur lewis & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO. plus rob lathan.

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@uCB in la. catie lazarus honors & interviews: buck henry, allison silverman & musical guest common rotation.

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@uCB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: jonathan ames, murray hill, & anya kamenetz.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan, arthur lewis & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO. plus rob lathan.

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@uCB. catie lazarus honors & interviews: comedian & musical genius reggie watts, actor rachel dratch, & sesame street's joey Mazzarino.

plus EOTM's houseband featuring Freestyle love supreme's chris "shockwave" sullivan, arthur lewis & antibalas' ERIC BIONDO. plus rob lathan!

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@92y. catie lazarus honors & interviews: college humor co-founder ricky van veen, actor maria dizzia, & musical guest noam weinstein.

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@92y. catie lazarus honors & interviews: elmo & kevin clash, Actor & performance artist AUrelia thierree, director julia bacha, & musical guest noam weinstein. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PODCAST

 

 

employee of the month got more than a face-lift. in the fal of 2018, employee of the month teamed up with slate. what does that mean for you? we will be coming to you with whole new EPISODES featuring patton oswalt, masha gessen, hannibal buress, alex Lacamoire, martha plimpton,  emily mortimer & dolly wells, resistance revival chorus, the moth's artistic director catherine burns, marina franklin, sheila nevins, celina su, mike albo, hamilton's chris jackson, ezra klein, sasheer zamata, tig notaro, fred armisen & more. 

 

you can hear past seasons with lin-manuel miranda, jon hamm, patti luPone, greta gerwig, al jaffe, bobby cannavale, rachel maddow, gloria steinem, and hundreds of other phenomenal guests on any of these platforms.  

 
 

FEATURED ALUMNI

 

 

hall of fame

 
 

 

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

with catie lazarus

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH with Catie Lazarus is the only, objectively speaking, fun and fascinating talk show about work. We spend most of our time working, so what does it take to (mainly) love what you do? How do even the most gifted, talented, intelligent, ambitious, disciplined, imaginative, inventive, lucky, and plucky develop their point of view, find meaning, serve a greater good, deal with work place politics, rejection, finances, boredom, red tape, logistics, and creative roadblocks? What are the perks or enjoyable about forging your own path? Catie Lazarus and her guests delve into beauty, banality and absurdity of work, jobs, and labor.

 

 

 

 

 

After hosting a hit weekly show for three years at Comix and then Ars Nova, the 92nd St Y asked Catie Lazarus what she wanted to do next? Lazarus wanted to write for TV, but after stomaching a few too many rejections, she started asking people who she admired how they not only broke in, but sustained a career. She decided to share her interviews, which, unlike other talk shows, were never canned, contrived or promos. With a background in psychology, journalism and comedy she wanted the guests to be engaged, as much as the audience. She created an original and vital, but also fun, funny and fascinating space, where everyone wanted to be, as alumnus Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote: "in the room where it happened." Employee of the Month was the only late night talk show, at the time, hosted by a female, and one which made interviews the heart of the show. From the get go, Employee of the Month developed a following.  

Want more history? Lazarus debuted Employee of the Month at the 92nd St Y in 2009, before heading to Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she'd performed for years.  For four beloved years, Employee of the Month ran as a monthly show, and she added a weekly podcast to share her interviews with folks who could not see it live.  She then brought Employee of the Month closer to her home, at The Bell House in Brooklyn, before a three-year monthly residency at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in New York City. In 2018, Catie Lazarus ventured out into the world hosting Employee of the Month at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Gramercy Theater, Abrons Arts Center & Largo at the Coronet in l.A.. She also teamed up with Slate. 

So wait it is a podcast and a live show? Yup. The weekly podcast offers this intimate lens with in-depth and extended conversations, featuring one-on-one interviews as well as music and conversations from the live recordings. So then why do people even go see it live? It is, objectively speaking, super duper fun.  See for yourself what it is like to catch  sublime conversations and performances from musical guests like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Martha Wainwright, Patti LuPone & Tituss Burgess, Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Leiberum, Chris Jackson, Emel Mathlouthi, Daveed Diggs, Laura Benanti, Reggie Watts, Mitski, James Monroe-Iglehart, Bodies Be Rivers, Binky Griptite, Inyang Bassey, Big Thief, Okkervil River, Diane Birch, Sharon Van Etten, Edie Falco & Stephen Wallem, Taylor Mac, Arthur Lewis & Sarah Kay, Bradley Whitford, Bobby Cannavale, Michael McKean, Alex Borstein, Keegan Michael Key, Lady Rizo, Bridget Everett, and Mr. Lee Fields.

Each live show, Lazarus is always joined by Employee Of The Month’s fabulous house band. Led by her intern beatboxer Chris Shockwave Sullivan and her intern's intern MC Andrew “Jelly D.” Bancroft, both of FreeStyle Love Supreme, these two wonders are  joined by Eric Biondo (Antibalas) as well as guest musicians such including: Rob Jost (Antibalas, Dear Evan Hansen), Justin Carroll (Moondrunk), Jordan Katz (De La Soul, Indigo Girls), Arthur Lewis (FreeStyle Love Supreme), Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Clipping), Jared Dixon (In the Heights), Adam Busch (Common Rotation, Dan Berns), Grey McMurray (Knights on Earth), Eric Kufs (Indigo Girls), Camille Harris,  Yair Evnine (Waitress), Ashley Perez Flanagan (Great Comet), Homer Steinweiss (Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Amy Winehouse), and Smoota (Gong Show, TV on the Radio). There are often live drawings from illustrators such as Michael Arthur, Mike Hollingsworth and Ella Trujillo. Each live show culminates with a rap-up and Award Ceremony, where guests receive the coveted Employee of the Month Award, which falls, as most awards do, somewhere between a Nobel and a free cup of coffee.  

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

 
 Employee of the Month Alumni Gloria Steinem and Rachel Maddow after another spectacular edition of Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month Alumni Gloria Steinem and Rachel Maddow after another spectacular edition of Employee of the Month

 
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about CATIE

Catie Lazarus is a writer and talk show host. As a scribe, Lazarus has written essays, features, reviews, TV and film scripts, columns, profiles, ghost written books, speeches and jokes and contributed to The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Marie-Claire, The Daily Beast, Slate, Cosmo, Out Magazine, The Forward, Bust Magazine, Travel & Leisure, The New York Post, Sundance Channel, IFC, weTV, AOL, UCB Videos, and Funny or Die, and contributed essays to multiple anthologies.

She is best known as a talk show host because well, according to Broadway.com, "If Stephen Colbert and Oprah had a baby, it would be Catie Lazarus." Between her insatiable curiosity and innate compassion, a she may have been born, or, at least, bread to host a talk show and to interview folks. Her utterly unique background in psychology, journalism and comedy is why The New Yorker found that, “Lazarus gets people to open up in ways that others cannot.” Stephen Dubner, co-creator of Freakonomics, says that, “Lazarus manages to be empathic and hilarious at the same time.”  Gothamist named her “one of the finest live talk show hosts,” New York Magazine named "Employee of the Month" one of their top 10 comedy shows, and Lewis Black called Catie Lazarus, “more brilliant than she’ll ever know.”  Lazarus is perhaps best known for being 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 Jill Abramson, when she served as Executive Editor of The New York Times, and revealed her four tattoos, including a New York Times "T."  Lazarus has interviewed countless celebrities, be it Bette Midler, Robert Redford and Hamm, to politicos like Cecile Richards, Congressmen Barney Frank, Samantha Power, Cynthia Nixon, and Al Franken. She is equally deft  at interviewing humans who are not famous and, of course, misfits and renegades,be it an FBI agent, taxidermist, former pick-pocket, sex therapist, toll operator, wig maker, astrophysicist, "Lice Lady," and, of course, Guinness Book of World Record Holder for Most Guinness Book of World Records.

On stage, Lazarus has told stories at The Moth's mainstage, RISK, Story Collider, Night of Our Lives and UCB's Assscat, as well as performed comedy at The John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Knitting Factory, The Improv (DC, LA and NY), Ice House in Pasadena, Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, Caroline's on Broadway, Arlington Drafthouse, Cutting Room, City Winery, Gotham Comedy Club, Stand-Up New York, Comic Strip, Magnet Theater, People's Improv Theater, The Bell House, Union Hall, Comix, The Fez, Mo Pitkins, Rififi, Steve Allen Theater, Largo at The Coronet, and Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (New York and Los Angeles.) She frequently moderates panels and Q & A's; hosts benefits, film screening talk-backs, corporate retreats and red carpets, and conducts interviews for organizations like IFP, Gotham Awards, Tribeca Film Festival, J & J, Microsoft, MSN, Brand Week, AdWeek, WGA-East (Writers Guild of America), JCC (Manhattan and Houston), The Li.St, 92nd St Y, Brooklyn Film Festival, Russ & Daughter's, and Women in Film. She also has performed at and hosted numerous comedy benefits and created Stand for Peace for Seeds of Peace, as well as for Just Vision, New Israel Fund, HIAS, Planned Parenthood, and more.

Before becoming a starlet and scribe, Lazarus received her Masters of Arts and Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and worked in education, social service and public health, before studying for her doctorate in psychology— until she met Tina Fey. While researching Mean Girls, Tina Fey came and spoke to an organization Lazarus worked with called The Empower Power Program, where Fey (alongside Jack McBrayer) taught a little improv. Afterward, Fey recommend Lazarus check out Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. So, Lazarus said, "Yes and..." She dropped out of her doctorate, started taking improv classes, and hopped on a stage for the first time at Stand-Up New York, where she won a contest she hadn't even entered and landed on the cover page of a local paper. Hooked, she started writing and performing. Lazarus lives in Brooklyn with her dog Lady Lazarus.

 
 
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PRESS

 

“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”

Gothamist

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

Tyler Coates, Esquire.com

 
 
 

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