The 50 Funniest People In Brooklyn


Catie Lazarus @catielazarus:

As legend (or Wikipedia) has it, Lazarus quit her doctoral studies to pursue comedy after an on-the-fly improv lesson with Tina Fey at a conference in D.C. We’re awfully glad she did. Since then, Lazarus has cultivated a devoted following for her live-talk-show-turned-podcast Employee of the Month, a warm-hearted and hilarious foray into the work lives of journalists, filmmakers, writers, entrepreneurs and other people of interest, with sold-out tapings at UCB, The Bell House and 92Y. “You’re like Charlie Rose, but funny,” Gloria Steinem once told her. Lazarus is good at writing all sorts of things too, drumming up pieces for Gawker, BUST Magazine, The Daily Beast, Slate and more. She can hang her hat on the title of “Best Comedy Writer,” granted at the 2005 ECNY Awards, too.


  1. You forgot Sara Schaefer. She is the fucking greatest. I hope this mistake haunts you for the rest of your yuppie existence.

  2. This list is way too dude-heavy! Are there really so few women in Brooklyn who count as funny enough? The article should be called “The 42 Funniest Men in Brooklyn.” And no, I don’t have a sense of humor about this.

  3. Oh, please. Catie Lazarus is sort of funny, but she’s mostly exhausting with neurotic energy, endlessly complaining about being poor – while wearing designer clothing, traveling around the country, and living on a trust fund, and acting like she’s somehow entitled to earn a living from comedy.

    • So happy Catie Lazarus is on the list! She’s hilarious comedian and writer. Nedster, however, sounds like a bitter, uninformed douche.


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