The Kennedy Center

Kate Berlant



Biography

Based in Brooklyn, Kate Berlant performs across the country in festivals such as the New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Outside Lands, High Plains Comedy Festival, and LA’s Riot Festival. Kate was recently profiled by the New York Times as a “magnetic improvisational comic” at the forefront of experimental comedy. In 2012, she was named by Time Out New York as one of New York City’s “Top Three Comics to Watch” and as one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.” Reggie Watts named her as one of his “Top Ten Stand-Up Comedians” in Time Out London, and Splitsider listed her as one of the “Top Ten Up and Coming Comedians on the East Coast.” Kate has been commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles to work on their online channel and was one of the faces of IFC’s web series Comedy Drop. She recently finished touring the country with musician Father John Misty. When she’s not on the road, Kate runs a weekly show at the Cake Shop in New York City on Tuesday nights.

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/17/2015: Comedy at the Kennedy Center: Kate Berlant

Brooklyn-based comedian Kate Berlant performs in comedy festivals across the country and was recently profiled by the New York Times as a "magnetic improvisational comic" at the forefront of experimental comedy. John F. O'Donnell opens. This program contains mature themes and strong language.

Kate Berlant