Julie Klausner


Julie Klausner is a comedy writer/performer, podcaster, and author.

Her podcast, How Was Your Week, was recently named one of the best 10 comedy podcasts of the moment by Rolling Stone and one of the best podcasts in GQ’s Comedy Issue and in the New York Times. Past guests include Amy Poehler, Fred Armisen, Patton Oswalt, Neko Case, Joan Rivers, Sally Kellerman, Mike Doughty, Sarah Silverman, Sandra Bernhard, Paul F. Tompkins, Jackée Harry, Billy Eichner, Rickie Lee Jones, Tom Scharpling, Ira Glass, and many more. She regularly does live versions of How Was Your Week with Ted Leo & The Pharmacists. They’re really fun.

Her first book, I Don’t Care About Your Band, was released in 2010 from Gotham Books. In July 2010, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s production company, Gary Sanchez Productions, optioned I Don’t Care About Your Band for a television series to star Lizzy Caplan.

Julie’s TV staff writing credits include Billy On The Street, Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins, and The Big Gay Sketch Show. She’s also written for Robert Smigel’s TV Funhouse on SNL, and for comedy legend Joan Rivers on a few different occasions.

She just finished a YA Novel called Art Girls Are Easy for Little, Brown and wrote a pilot based the novel Apocalipstick for NBC.

Julie’s editorial writing credits include pieces for The New York Times, New York Magazine, McSweeney’s, Salon, The A.V. Club, Nerve, and The Awl. With Natasha Vargas-Cooper, she writes a “Fuck/Marry/Kill” column for The Hairpin. Recently, she wrote the cover story for Spin Magazine about recording artist St. Vincent, and a BUST magazine cover profile of Maya Rudolph, Currently, she recaps The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of New York City for Vulture.com.

Julie is also the co-creator of the viral Internet shorts Welcome To Our House Mommy Time, and What’s What, and the creator of Cat News on Channel 101. Her webseries, The Cat Whisperer, co-written with Alex Scordelis, debuted in August 2010, and she’s also appeared in 2 Tom Scharpling-directed music videos for Ted Leo & The Pharmacists and The New Pornographers.

Julie has written and appeared in many shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater,  including “Free To Be Friends,” which went on to the 2006 NY Fringe Festival and “The Chipperton Family Vocal-tainers’ Shooby-Dooby-Dooby Hour,” which was an official selection of the 2005 HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO. She also played “Abortion Girl” in Les Freres Corbusier’s Drama Desk Award-nominated production of “Hell House.”

With Jackie Clarke, Julie co-hosted the monthly live variety show “OBSESSED with Julie and Jackie,” and starred alongside co-creator Rachel Shukert in “Wasp Cove,” a live episodic soap opera.

Recently, she hosted red carpet interviews for The Comedy Awards and The Golden Collar Awards, the first-ever award show for dogs in film and television. She currently lives with a cat named Jimmy Jazz in lower Manhattan.

PERFORMANCE INFO:

How Was Your Week with Julie Klausner
Saturday, February 2nd, 8pm, Cobb’s Comedy Club

Billy on the Street Presents Billy Eichner & Friends
Saturday, February 2nd, 10:30pm, Cobb’s Comedy Club