Kate Berlant, who once described her features as “violently Hasidic” in a New Yorker interview, is funny. She’s really, really funny. A long time fixture in the New York City comedy scene, Berlant is known for what you might call “academic satire” and performs alongside a peer group that includes Cole Escola of “Difficult People”, John Early of “Search Party”, and Jacqueline Novack of “How To Weep In Public.”
Why should you love her? We make the case below.
2.Because we’ll always have Paris.
3.She GETS that we need #national days to commemorate our favorite things.
Uh oh! Lights on for #nationallampday! Here’s to all the lamps brightening our lives & our buildings room by room! pic.twitter.com/CL83xSzxKa— Kate Berlant (@kateberlant) July 30, 2017
Woohoo! It’s #nationaloutletday! Cheers to alllll the outlets out there doin’ what they do! They look like faces but they aren’t people! pic.twitter.com/0iCPeqgNDK— Kate Berlant (@kateberlant) July 30, 2017
Time flies when you’re having GUM! That’s right, it’s #nationalgumday! Don’t forget to chew today! pic.twitter.com/6Ny7zffp76— Kate Berlant (@kateberlant) July 31, 2017
4.She appreciates her heritage.
I know I’m Jewish because the only thing I like more than seltzer is money?????— Kate Berlant (@kateberlant) February 14, 2015
5.She loves art.
6.Her friendship with John Early.
7.She likes when babies wear necklaces.
I like when babies wear necklaces— Kate Berlant (@kateberlant) July 26, 2017
This story "Meet Kate Berlant" was written by Becky Scott.