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EMPLOYEE of the Month

WE WILL BE AT SUNDERANCE, January 2019

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THANK YOU brooklyn FOR A GREAT END TO 2018!

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

the bell house

brooklyn, New York

CATIE LAZARUS HONORS & INTERVEWS:

  • WNYC’s BRIAN LEHRER

  • WESTWORLD’s JEFFREY WRIGHT

  • PROBLEM AREAS’ WYATT CENAC

  • MUSICAL GUEST SAMORA PINDERHUGHES

    PLUS EMPLOYEE of the month’s houseband featuring the best intern chris “Shockwave” sullivan and intern’s intern andrew “jelly D.” Bancroft, camille harris and eric biondo. illustrations by michael arthur & more mischief. you can get tickets: HERE






GET YOUR TICKETS… 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 house band 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. SINCE THEN EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH HAS APEARED at the bell house in brooklyn, joe's pub at the public theater in new york, the john F. kennedy center for the performing arts, gramercy theater, abrons arts center & largo at the coronet in l.A. 

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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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

HOW DID EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH GET STARTED?

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 careers. She decided to share her interviews and created a late night talk show Employee of the Month. From the get go, Employee of the Month developed a following.  It is the longest running talk show hosted by a female and features as many LGBTQ, people of color and women, because it is easier than Hollywood claims.

After debuting Employee of the Month at the 92nd St Y in 2009, Lazarus headed to Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, where she'd performed for years.  Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan and Arthur the Geniuses Lewis joined her, and Employee of the Month’s housebound went onto include Eric Biondo, Jordan Katz, and more. For four beloved years, Employee of the Month ran as a monthly show at UCB in New York.

She added a podcast to share her interviews with folks who could not see it live and 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 2018, Catie Lazarus began touring Employee of the Month, with live recordings at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Gramercy Theater, Abrons Arts Center & Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles.  

Employee of the Month 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. In each live show, Lazarus is always joined by Employee Of The Month’s fabulous house band is led by intern and beatboxer Chris Shockwave Sullivan and her intern's intern MC Andrew “Jelly D.” Bancroft, both of FreeStyle Love Supreme. These 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 (w)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. She has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Marie-Claire, The Daily Beast, Slate, Cosmo, Out Magazine, The Forward, Bust Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Slate, The New York Post, Sundance Channel, IFC, 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, 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 Abramson had 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, including Bette Midler and Robert Redford, but she is as deft and invested in interviewing humans who are not famous, including a former pick-pocket, 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, 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 for Just Vision, New Israel Fund, HIAS, Planned Parenthood, and created Stand for Peace for Seeds of Peace.

Lazarus received her Masters of Arts and Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University. She was studying for her doctorate in clinical psychology— until she met Tina Fey. While researching Mean Girls, Tina Fey (alongside Jack McBrayer) taught a little improv to Catie and several others at an Empower Program event, an organization which worked on bullying to sexual harassment and violence issues, where Lazarus had worked. Afterwards, Fey recommend Lazarus check out Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. So, Lazarus said, "Yes and..." She dropped out of her doctoral studies, moved to New York, 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. Lazarus landed on the cover page of a local paper and the rest is herstory. 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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