Katie’s admittedly third person Bio

Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.”

Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

Katie’s latest project is her award-winning film, COMMIE CAMP, a documentary about Camp Kinderland, the summer camp the right loves to hate.

2 thoughts on “Bio

  1. Dear Katy, I agree (regarding your piece in TPM)! I do not know how I ever missed you before now. However, that has been rectified, Baruch HaShem! I followed their link and got here. I will be forever grateful to Josh for that! You are a riot! I surveyed your brilliantly twisted mind and adore it. I will be back to read it in depth. Plus I saw your photo (googled it -CUTEY!!! Oh, how sexist of me. I cannot help it.) Keep it up. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler rule! Truly women are funnier and I love it. Wish I had met one like that. I might not be divorced now. Sabras do not have a goo d sense of humour. All the best!

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