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see us live!

 

 

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 employees of the month:

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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 employee of the month with catie lazarus is in its ninth year. 

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. it became a weekly podcast and went to the bell house in brooklyn for two spectacular shows, before a three-year monthly residency at joe's pub at the public theater in new york.

in 2018, Catie lazarus ventured out into larger spaces in new places with shows at the john F. kennedy center for the performing arts, gramercy theater, abrons arts center & largo at the coronet in l.A. 

 

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

 

Counting down to july 2018

employee of the month got more than a face-lift. coming to you with whole new season featuring 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 & more. 

 

you can hear past seasons with lin-manuel miranda, jon hamm, patti luPone, rachel maddow, gloria steinem, and 183 other phenomenal guests on any of these platforms.  

 
 

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EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

with catie lazarus

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH with Catie Lazarus is the only late night talk all about work, jobs, and labor. The brain child of writer, host and downtown comedy darling Catie Lazarus,  from the get go, Employee of the Month developed a cult following and critical-acclaim. Why? Lazarus's insatiable curiosity,  dry wit, intellect, and palpable warmth infuses her candid conversations with  her remarkable guests about what it takes to (mainly) love what they do. She delivers a lens into the beauty, banalities, and absurdities of where we spend most of our waking hours and what it entails to sustain a career, switch paths and endure the certainty of uncertainty.  With an impeccable eye for talent and insight into the zeitgeist, Lazarus features scintillating live performers as well as her EMPLOYEE of the MONTH house band, which features Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme and musicians from Antibalas, The Dap-Kings, Common Rotation to Broadway shows like Hamilton, Lion King, and Dear Evan Hansen.  It is easy to see why New York Magazine says, "If you like WTF with Marc Maron, you'll like Employee of the Month." So if you want to enjoy a night out, tune into a great podcast or  wonder if you should quit your day job and/or stick to self-medicating, it is a fun, fascinating ride. 

 

 

If you come to a live taping, you'll enjoy  sublime performances from musical guests like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Martha Wainwright, Patti LuPone, Emel Mathlouthi, Daveed Diggs, Laura Benanti, Reggie Watts, Chris Jackson, Mitski, James Monroe-Iglehart, and Sharon Van Etten as well as Employee Of The Month’s house band led by MC Andrew “Jelly D.” Bancroft and beatboxer Shockwave, both of FreeStyle Love Supreme. The two are  joined by Eric Biondo (Antibalas) as well as guest musicians such as Rob Jost (Antibalas, Dear Evan Hansen), Justin Carroll (Moondrunk), Jordan Katz (De La Soul, Common Rotation), 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 (Gong Show, TV on the Radio). There are also live drawings from illustrators such as Michael Arthur, Mike Hollingsworth and Ella Trujillo. Each live show culminates with an Award Ceremony, where guests receive the coveted Employee of the Month Award, which falls, as most awards do, somewhere between a Nobel Peace Prize and a free cup of coffee.  But these awards are also a way to say thank you to EmployeeS of the Month. Most guests are selected because of how they work or what they do, or some combo. It is possible to be a mensch and be a rockstar or create original art or cure diabetes or otherwise leave the world a bit better than how they found it.  

"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

Who is this magical unicorn? According to Broadway.com, "If Stephen Colbert and Oprah had a baby, it would be Catie Lazarus." A writer, talk show host and downtown comedy darling, her background in psychology, comedy and journalism may be why The New Yorker found, “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” and Lewis Black called Catie Lazarus, “more brilliant than she’ll ever know.”  

Lazarus is 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 or Robert Redford to politicos, such as Congressmen Barney Frank, Samantha Power, and Al Franken. That said, she enjoys "man-on-the-street" style interviews the most, perhaps that's why she is unabashedly down-to-earth whether speaking with Pulitzer, Oscar, Tony, Emmy and Nobel Prize winners to a former pick-pocket, sex therapist, FBI agent, or Guinness Book of World Record Holder for Most Guinness Book of World Records.

As a writer, Lazarus has written essays, features, reviews, columns, and profiles for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Marie-Claire, The Daily Beast, Slate, Cosmo, Out Magazine, The Forward, Bust Magazine, as well as scripts for Sundance Channel, IFC, weTV, AOL, and Funny or Die. On stage, Lazarus  has done storytelling at The Moth's mainstage, RISK, Story Collider, Night of Our Lives and UCB's Asscat as well as comedy at The John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Knitting Factory, The Improv (DC, LA and NY), The Ice House in Pasadena, Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, Caroline's on Broadway, The Cutting Room, Largo in Los Angeles, City Winery, Gotham Comedy Club, Stand-Up New York, Comic Strip, Magnet Theater, People's Improv Theater, The Bell House, Union Hall, The Fez, Rififi, Steve Allen Theater, 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, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, MSN, Brand Week, AdWeek, WGA-East (Writers Guild of America), Seeds of Peace, Just Vision, HIAS, NIF, JCC (Manhattan and Houston), The Li.St, 92nd St Y, Brooklyn Film Festival, Russ & Daughter's, and Women in Film. 

She  received her Masters of Arts and Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and is a member of The WGA-East.  

 
 
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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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