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, and her interview with former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson went viral. A 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, Sundance Channel, IFC, Fusion, Sesame Workshop, Marie-Claire, The Daily Beast, Slate, Cosmo, Bust, Out, Forward, and numerous anthologies. She also does storytelling shows like The Moth, Risk, UCB’s Night of Our Lives, LIAR show, and UCB’s Asssscat, and has moderated panels, conducted interviews and hosted events for Tribeca Film Festival, IFP’s Gotham Awards, AdWeek, Women in Film, 92nd St Y, WGA-East (Writers Guild), Just Vision, Seeds of Peace, Women in Film, JCC (Houston & Manhattan), Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, Symphony Space, and Brooklyn Academy of Music.
She lives with her dog Lady Lazarus.