Employee Of The Month

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Synopsis

Employee of the Month is a talk show hosted by Catie Lazarus. She interviews phenomenal folks about their careers, be it comedian Jon Stewart or activist Gloria Steinem or the Guinness Book of World Record Holder for Most Guinness Book of World Records. These candid conversations may inspire you to finish your novel or start one or simply self-medicate. Her guests also receive the coveted Employee of the Month Award, which falls somewhere between a Nobel Peace Prize and free cup of coffee. The podcast is released weekly and you can attend live tapings. To find out more, check out www.employeeofthemonthshow.com or @catielazarus on Twitter or Instagram.

Episodes

  • MYQ KAPLAN on Employee of the Month

    01/11/2012 Duration: 51min

    Myq Kaplan is a stand up comedian, writer, lover and all around hunk. It was lovely to interview him as his career takes off and he has just released his latest comedy album and podcast HANG OUT WITH ME! So let's hang out.... And THANK YOU to DAVE STEFFEY who recorded this piece. EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH (EOTM) is a talk show about work, jobs and labor. I wanted to hear from folks with some of the best jobs in the world. It’s why I interview (and award) these special snowflakes. That said, even if you love your job, you may not be eligible for the prestigious EMPLOYEE of the MONTH award. For example, dictators, most politicians, and parking ticket officers are ineligible. www.employeeofthemonthshow.com

  • KURT ANDERSEN on being fired from New York Magazine, writing novels and WNYC Pledge Drives

    18/10/2012 Duration: 23min

    Kurt Andersen is a writer, whose most recent novel is TRUE BELIEVERS. He is also the host of the Peabody-winning public radio program Studio 360, a co-production between Public Radio International and WNYC, and KINGS COUNTY, a comedy show. www.kurtandersen.com

  • J.ROBIN BAITZ on EMPLOYEE of the MONTH

    17/10/2012 Duration: 32min

    At our live taping at UCB, I sat down with Robby Baitz, the prolific, Pulitzer Prize and Drama Desk nominated, Tony award winning playwright. He has also written for TV and Film, including Alias and The West Wing and he also co-created the TV show Brothers and Sisters, and has a new show in the works. He also acts. You will get hear one his latest works read aloud. It is a 10 minute play for a benefit for Playwright Horizons. It is clearly the beginning and end of my stage career, but try not to hold that against him. It was a sheer delight to interview him. I am probably one of many who consider him a mentor. He has certainly had his far share of suffering, despite the duly deserved success. Perhaps that's why Baitz reveals humanity, humility, and humor, on the page and off.

  • REGGIE WATTS on EMPLOYEE of the MONTH

    30/09/2012 Duration: 01h11min

    EMPLOYEE of the MONTH is hosted by Catie Lazarus. Subscribe to the podcast for more interviews with phenomenal folks as they discuss their work, jobs, and labor. We spend most of our lives at work, might as well enjoy (much of) it. www.employeeofthemonthshow.com It was a joy to have on REGGIE WATTS. His solo performances consist of utterly unique improvised musical sets made possible by his voice, a looping machine, and on point, hilarious, pithy, poetic words. No two songs are ever the same. Currently Reggie can be seen regularly on IFC's Comedy Bang Bang with Scott Aukerman. He also developed his own show with Comedy Central. He collaborates with other brilliant artists as well. Conan O'Brien had Reggie open nightly for him on Conan's recent North American "Prohibted From Being Funny on Television" tour. Reggie released his own debut comedy cd/dvd 'Why $#!+ So Crazy?' on Comedy Central Records and his second album 'Reggie Watts Live at Third Man Records' is available on limited edition vinyl. Reggie...

  • DAN CURRY on EMPLOYEE of the MONTH

    27/09/2012 Duration: 36min

    Dan Curry is a writer and just released his first novel KUNG-FU LESBIAN. He also writes on Adult Swim's new hit show The Eric Andre Show. We caught up as the comic writer's career is taking off, so we'll have to check in when his career is taking on. Wait what? Shouldn't the phrase be "taking on" when things are on the up and up? However you say it, Dan shared his insights about writing for print, appearing on This American Life, winning a game show with his wife, comedian Margot Leitman, and writing original characters, sketches and stories for such distinct mediums. EMPLOYEE of the MONTH is hosted by Catie Lazarus. Subscribe to the podcast for more interviews with phenomenal folks as they discuss their work, jobs, and labor. We spend most of our lives at work, might as well enjoy (much of) it. www.employeeofthemonthshowcom

  • ALEX BORSTEIN on EMPLOYEE of the MONTH

    13/08/2012 Duration: 01h09min

    ALEX BORSTEIN is a writer and actor. She is best known for playing Lois Griffin on FAMILY GUY and as a series regular on MADTV. She has also written for Family Guy, Casper, Pinky and the Brain, Shameless, and now starring in her own show on HBO. She has also appeared in TED, CAT WOMAN, MADTV, and you can see more of Ms. Borstein at www.alexborstein.com. EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH (EOTM) is a talk show about dreamy jobs. That said, not everyone who is living their dream qualifies for the prestigious EMPLOYEE of the MONTH award. Dictators and parking ticket officers are ineligible. You can SUBSCRIBE on iTunes and see us live at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and by us, I mean us. To find out more go to www.employeeofthemonthshow.com. You are welcome. Seriously, thank YOU.

  • JODI KANTOR on EMPLOYEE of the MONTH

    09/08/2012 Duration: 51min

    JODI KANTOR is the author of THE OBAMAS (Little Brown), which coincidentally is the same name of the First Family of the Unites States of America. In addition to writing a best-selling, critically acclaimed book which delves into the family life of the President, she is also The New York Times Washington Correspondent. Kantor was the youngest person to ever edit a section of The New York Times. She spoke about her experience and work with CATIE LAZARUS on Employee of the Month. www.jodikantor.net EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH (EOTM) is a talk show about dreamy jobs. That said, not everyone who is living their dream qualifies for the prestigious EMPLOYEE of the MONTH award. Dictators and parking ticket officers are ineligible. To find out more go to www.employeeofthemonthshow.com

  • DAVE HILL on EMPLOYEE of the MONTH

    06/07/2012 Duration: 45min

    Ever wanted to know what it means to have one of the best jobs in the world? Me too! (We have so much in common.) It’s why I – aka CATIE LAZARUS - host EMPLOYEE of the MONTH, a talk show about dreamy jobs. It was dreamy to have on (and honor) Dave Hill. Yes, the rumors are true. Dave Hill is the latest winner of the Employee of the Month award. The brilliant comedian, author, and musician, just wrote the book Tasteful Nudes (Harper Collins). Don't let the title of his book fool you, Mr. Hill is a snappy dresser. http://davehillonline.com/ http://www.employeeofthemonthshow.com

  • ANYA KAMENETZ on EMPLOYEE of the MONTH

    07/06/2012 Duration: 26min

    Journalists who actually value journalism aren't a dime a dozen these days (although cliches, like the one I just wrote, are for better or worse.) Sorry, I will cut it out, but please don't hold my terrible jokes against the journalist, author, and, most recently, recipient of Employee of the Month award Ms. Anya Kamenetz. You can find out more about Anya at www.anyakamenetz.com and by listening to our interview. You knew this! Mazel tov. If you enjoy listening to this episode of EMPLOYEE of the MONTH, you can find out more at www.employeeofthemonthshow.com or subscribe for free at iTunes.

  • KAMBRI CREWS on EMPLOYEE of the MONTH

    06/06/2012 Duration: 25min

    Kambri Crews has taught me that nobody comes from nothing. Please run don't walk to your nearest keyboard (oh! wait, you're probably already there!) Now buy BURN DOWN THE GROUND on AMAZON! I bought 3 copies and if you listen to our interview you will know why. We met when I hosted Fresh Meat at Comix, a then new club (and now defunct one). It was their first show for up and comers. I created a show about comedy across genres (New Yorker cartoonists, stand ups et al) and there was a panel where I'd ask what made them special snowflakes, worst gigs, first jokes. Meanwhile, the brilliant booker Rocky Benloulou brought in Kambri and the two really shook up comedy scene for zee better. There were soon zillions of shows like mine on the main stage, and no clubs had alternative shows and headline "traditional" stand ups. Then Kambri wanted to showcase folks like myself with few credits who were funny (okay, not like myself). Anypants, Kambri took the downstairs bar and named Ouchi's Lounge after the sweetest...

  • FREAKONOMICS STEPHEN DUBNER on EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

    06/06/2012 Duration: 26min

    There are people who I consider mentors because of the career paths they've charted for themselves. Then there are folks who I consider mentors because of how they comport themselves. I want to be like them, not just when I'm .... (famous, successful, blonde or whatever the goal is here. I want to be a better person. I want to be that... (comfortable in my own skin, honest, funny, accessible, disciplined, and kind to the feeble) NOW! I knew Stephen Dubner was a pithy and prolific author. Once we spoke, I realized how much I admired, envied, liked, respected and enjoyed Stephen Dubner as a person. I'm guessing anyone with a pulse will have a similar reaction. Oh and if you want to know more about EMPLOYEE of the MONTH, a talk show about dreamy jobs, check out more at www.employeeofthemonthshow.com or subscribe for free on i-Tunes!

  • BARATUNDE THURSTON on EMPLOYEE of the MONTH

    06/06/2012 Duration: 25min

    It was such a privilege to have comedian, author and digital guru BARATUNDE THURSTON on the show. Baratunde's New York Times Best Seller HOW TO BE BLACK is a delightful and worthwhile read. You can find out what it was like for him to grow up as a Native-American lesbian during our interview. Actually, you can find out what a pithy, funny and lovely human being he is and why he gets to fly around and hit nightclubs with foreign dignitaries. Ever wanted to know what it means to have one of the best jobs in the world? Me too! (We have so much in common.) It’s why I – aka CATIE LAZARUS - host EMPLOYEE of the MONTH, a talk show about dreamy jobs. Find out more at www.employeeofthemonthshow.com or www.catielazarus.com

  • AASIF MANDVI returns! PART II of our interview

    09/05/2012 Duration: 01h06min

    Ever wanted to know what it means to have one of the best jobs in the world? Me too! (We have so much in common.) It's why I (aka CATIE LAZARUS) host EMPLOYEE of the MONTH, a talk show about dreamy jobs. It's also why I interviewed AASIF MANDVI- a comedian, actor, writer and lady slayer. The show may inspire you to finish that novel, take up hot air ballooning, or self-medicate. www.employeeofthemonthshow.com Audible.com is our sponsor (and not just for alcoholism). CLICK ON Audiblepodcast.com/employee for thousands of audiobooks and to support the show (from alcoholism).

  • AASIF MANDVI on EMPLOYEE of the MONTH

    09/05/2012 Duration: 22min

    In this episode of Employee of the Month Show, Catie Lazarus discovers how Aasif Mandvi (The Senior Muslim Correspondent on The Daily Show) feels about being typecast as a Native-American Lesbian nosy neighbor type in Hollywood. Luckily for you, there is also a Part II. To subscribe go to iTunes or www.employeeofthemonthshow.com. Employee of the Month is sponsored by Audible.com. Please go to Audiblepodcast.com/employee if you want to support the show AND download audio content. That's what all the cool kids do (also I do it as well.)

  • SLOANE CROSLEY on EMPLOYEE of the MONTH

    26/04/2012 Duration: 22min

    EMPLOYEE of the MONTH is talk show about dreamy jobs. Every month CATIE LAZARUS hosts this podcast, which is recorded live at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Come see why NPR's Marketplace, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, The New York Post, New York Observer and, of course, a Brazilian newspaper O Globo have written about the show. Employee of the Month may inspire you to start a second career, finish that novel, or self-medicate.

  • PAUL MARCARELLI, best known as The Verizon Guy, finds a second calling as a director

    26/04/2012 Duration: 25min

    Employee of the Month is a podcast and it's recorded live monthly at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Come see why NPR's Marketplace, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, The New York Post, New York Observer and, of course, a Brazilian newspaper O Globo have written about the show. Employee of the Month may inspire you to start a second career, finish that novel, or self-medicate.

  • THE YES MEN reveal the difference between performance art and activism

    06/03/2012 Duration: 23min

    This episode of EMPLOYEE of the MONTH is sponsored by AUDIBLE, the leading provider of audible books and other audible downloads. I was a subscriber before they become a sponsor, and if you go to http://www.Audiblepodcast.com/employee you can get a free 30 day trial OR download a free audio book. You will also be helping to support Employee of the Month, so thank you! Now I love to interview and award folks who try and save the world for a living, or, at least, make a tangible difference and no one has done so with the ingenuity, on point research, and chutzpah of THE YES MEN. Who are The Yes Men? I like to think of them as the people's lobbyist. They create non-violent campaigns, often including pranks, to confront social injustice. The Yes Men shed light on corporations that have acted irresponsibly, unethically, and unnecessarily hurt our planet and fellow humans. www.theyesmen.org In this episode I spoke with one of the founding fathers of The Yes Men, Andy Bichlbaum, and another social activist...

  • BRIAN LEHRER on EMPLOYEE of the MONTH

    21/02/2012 Duration: 30min

    This episode is sponsored by AUDIBLE! Please go to Audiblepodcast.com/employee to get a free 30 day trial OR download a free audio book. You will be helping to support Employee of the Month so thank you! Wait, what is Employee of the Month? So glad you asked. I didn't. I know, just go with it. EMPLOYEE of the MONTH is a monthly talk show about dreamy jobs. Ever wonder what it’s like to have one of the best jobs in the world? Catie Lazarus does too. In this episode, the interviewer interviews the interviewer. Lazarus sits down with the host of The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC and BrianLehrerTV.com on CUNY, none other than Mr. George Michael. In all seriousness, Catie (as in me) interviewed the phenomenal broadcast journalist and host Brian Lehrer. While he tackles the tough issues, we tackle him.....

  • ASHRITA FURMAN, Guinness Book of World Record Holder for Most Guinness Book of World Records

    07/02/2012 Duration: 20min

    CATIE LAZARUS hosts EMPLOYEE of the MONTH and records most of the podcasts live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. Employee of the Month is a talk (and awards) show about what it truly means to have a dreamy job. Who better to be selected as an EMPLOYEE of the MONTH than Ashrita Furman. He is the Guinness Book of World Record's holder of most Guinness Book of World Record titles. Ready to be inspired? According to The New Yorker, Ashrita has "set more world records than anyone ever has: three hundred and sixty-seven. Currently, he holds a hundred and thirty-one records, one of which is the record for holding the most records." Among his zillions of feats, Furman has done twenty-seven thousand jumping jacks, done in six hours and forty-five minutes, sliced the most apples in the air with a samurai sword, ran the fastest mile pushing an orange with his nose and pogo sticked and hoola-hooped under water. Please enjoy our interview where he pogo sticked onto a black box theater...

  • BOB MANKOFF, Cartoon Editor for The New Yorker, on rejection, redemption, and the Cartoon Caption Contest

    07/02/2012 Duration: 22min

    Hi! I host EMPLOYEE of the MONTH a talk (and awards) show about what it truly means to have a dreamy job. I wanted to know what it means to be the cartoon editor of The New Yorker magazine. For over twenty years, Bob Mankoff has been The New Yorker's Cartoon Editor and Mankoff says that, as a result, "I haven't worked a day in my life." As a cartoonist, Bob has continuously breathed much needed humor into an otherwise serious magazine. He has also shaped the landscape for other cartoonists as an editor. Since its inception, The New Yorker has been the most coveted credit for a cartoonist. While other magazines and newspapers trim their budgets, The New Yorker remains one of the few print outlets to pay its artists. By embracing new media, The New Yorker has enabled its stable of cartoonists to license their own work and stay relevant. The New Yorker's famed and growing of archives of cartoons is readily accessible via its Cartoon Bank. When not cartooning, editing zillions of cartoon books, selecting...

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