Julie Klausner is a comedy writer/performer, podcaster, and author.
Her podcast, How Was Your Week, was recently called “one of the few essential podcasts” by the New York Times and was named one of the best 10 comedy podcasts of the moment by Rolling Stone and in GQ’s Comedy Issue. 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, David Rakoff and many, many more. An RSS feed of all past episodes is here. 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.
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, where she also currently works as “Media Ambassador.” That means she makes weekly videos for the site and goes on TV on behalf of Vulture to discuss pop culture topics.
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.”
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.
Dec 22, 09