7 Reasons Why Kate Berlant Should Be Your New Favorite Comedian by the Forward

7 Reasons Why Kate Berlant Should Be Your New Favorite Comedian

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.

1.She’s political.


2.Because we’ll always have Paris.

3.She GETS that we need #national days to commemorate our favorite things.

4.She appreciates her heritage.

My mom wrapped the tree in plastic because she likes how it disperses the light also we’re jewish

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5.She loves art.

6.Her friendship with John Early.

7.She likes when babies wear necklaces.


Meet Kate Berlant

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