Kate Berlant is Bringing a New Character to Comedy

Kate Berlant is Bringing a New Character to Comedy

From her stand-up to her series work, Kate Berlant is bringing a fresh, honest approach to comedy.

From her stand-up to her series work, Kate Berlant is bringing a fresh, honest approach to comedy.

Photography: Jeff Bark

Styling: Beat Bolliger

With a sense of humor both surreal and utterly grounded in reality, she nails roles like Denise St. Roy—a famous artist so full of herself that no one dares tell her that her “masterpiece” collaboration with Sprite is just corporate branding—in Netflix’s The Characters.

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How would you describe your style?

Jewish therapist on vacation.

What is one book you recommend everyone should read?

Feminism Is for Everybody by Bell Hooks.

In 2016, I was most inspired by...

The woman I saw in a Whole Foods parking lot who was trying to get two birds to stop fighting.

The best film I saw this year was...

Krisha.

Currently I’m listening to...

Little Ann.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

The ability to remember my Apple ID.

2016 was...

Hot.

2017 will be...

Hotter.

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