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The American writer, comedian, and talk show host were Catherine Simone Avnet Lazarus aka Catie Lazarus. At the ECNY Awards, Lazarus was awarded “Best Comedy Writer” and named one of New York’s “Top 100 New Yorkers”. She was born on April 26, 1976, in Washington, D.C., U.S.
On December 13, 2020, Lazarus died from breast cancer in her apartment in Brooklyn.
She was 44 years old.
She was called a “comedy darling” by Theater Mania and was described by Lewis Black as “more brilliant than she’ll ever know” A monthly comedy show and podcast shot live at Joe’s Pub in New York City, Lazarus is best known as the producer and host of Employee of the Month, where she interviewed famous people about their work. The show was named “beloved” by The New York Times, and by BlackBook “hilarious” and “ambitious”.
In 2010, Lazarus began the Employee of the Month talk show, lauded by The New Yorker for its “extremely notable” guests and the “decidedly unorthodox” interview style of Lazarus. In 2012, it became a podcast. At Upright Citizens Brigade in New York and Los Angeles, 92 Y, The Bell Building, and Joe’s Bar, Lazarus hosted live tapings.
Numerous comedians, singers, writers, filmmakers, businessmen, and social activists, including Gloria Steinem, Rosie Perez, Wallace Shawn, Martha Plimpton, Dick Cavett, and Lewis Black, were interviewed by Lazarus.
Lazarus died in her Brooklyn apartment on Dec. 13. On social media, family members announced her death.
“Work, Work, Work…” was the chant that kicked off every Employee of the Month Show with our friend @catielazarus. And work she did. She poured her heart, years, and brilliance into this show, pulling off impossible interview marvels like magic. pic.twitter.com/BibEOOJkLQ
— andrew bancroft (@jellyd) December 15, 2020
— Stacy London (@stacylondon) December 15, 2020
💔 @catielazarus was truly one-of-a-kind. Devastated hearing the news she lost a long battle with cancer earlier today. Such a bright brilliant light and warm, witty force of nature. This one really hurts. pic.twitter.com/M5wfElAcdq
— Anthony DeRosa 🗽 (@Anthony) December 15, 2020
— Kara Klenk (@karaklenk) December 14, 2020
— adam busch (@adambusch) December 15, 2020
I’m so so sad to hear about the passing of my friend @catielazarus It’s been many years since we’ve seen each other but we started together as comics in the city and without exaggeration one of the kindest and most genuine people I’ve known. This breaks my heart. RIP Catie. pic.twitter.com/emeBjfVmb7
— Liz Miele (@lizmiele) December 15, 2020
— Hadley Freeman (@HadleyFreeman) December 15, 2020