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Julie Klausner

Julie Klausner (born July 3, 1978) is an American author, comedian, podcaster, and writer. She is best known for creating, writing and starring in the Hulu sitcom Difficult People (2015-2017) alongside Billy Eichner.

Julie Klausner
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Julie Klausner in April 2013
Born (1978-07-03) July 3, 1978 (age 40)
New York City, U.S.
Alma mater New York University
  • Writer
  • comedian
  • author
Years active 1998–present


Early lifeEdit

Klausner was born in New York City and grew up in Scarsdale, New York,[1] is a graduate of New York University and studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade and the School of Visual Arts.[2][3][4][5]


Klausner was the writer and co-star of the Hulu sitcom Difficult People, with comedian Billy Eichner. Produced by Amy Poehler, the series debuted on August 5, 2015,[6] and Season 2 premiered on July 12, 2016. Season 3 of Difficult People premiered on August 8, 2017. On November 14, 2017, it was announced that Hulu had canceled Difficult People. All 28 episodes will continue to be available on the streaming service.

Klausner is head writer and co-executive producer of Billy on the Street, also starring Eichner. Klausner has written for television programs like Mulaney, Best Week Ever, The Big Gay Sketch Show, The Jack and Triumph Show, as well as pop culture websites like The Awl and Vulture.[7][8] In 2012, Rolling Stone magazine featured her podcast How Was Your Week? in their list of "10 Best Comedy Podcasts of the Moment".[9][10] In October 2011, The Hollywood Reporter reported that NBC had picked up a pilot based on Sue Margolis's novel, Apocalipstick, about a woman's father that dates her high-school nemesis; Klausner was set to write and executive produce the series.[11] In recognition of her achievements, Klausner appears in Fast Company’s June 2012 '100 Most Creative People' issue.[12]


Klausner's first book, I Don't Care About Your Band, was released in February 2010 by Gotham/Penguin Books.[13] In July 2010, it was announced that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions, optioned the book for HBO. Lizzy Caplan was attached to star and co-produce.[14] In 2013, Klausner published her first young adult novel entitled Art Girls Are Easy.[15]


  1. ^ "Julie Klausner's Comic Success With 'Difficult People'". The New York Times. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Meet one of the 'Difficult People': Julie Klausner". Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  3. ^ "'Mrs. Shandy': The life and opinions of Julie Klausner, comedian". Politico. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  4. ^ Zinoman, Jason (31 December 2012). "A Podcast That Has Old-School Smarts". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  5. ^ "School of Visual Arts - SVA - New York City > Trending Now > SVA Alumnus Julie Klausner Profiled in 'The New York Times'". Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  6. ^ Mandell, Andrea (6 April 2011). "Watch a trailer for Amy Poehler's new show, 'Difficult People'". USA Today. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  7. ^ Klausner, Julie. "Julie Klausner at The Awl". Retrieved 4 March 2011.
  8. ^ "List of Julie Klausner articles". 22 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  9. ^ Berkowitz, Joe (6 April 2011). "The 10 Best Comedy Podcasts of the Moment". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  10. ^ Zinoman, Jason (31 December 2012). "A Podcast That Has Old-School Smarts". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  11. ^ Rose, Lacey; Goldberg, Lesley (25 October 2011). "NBC Buys 'Apocalipstick' Comedy, 'Masters and Apprentice' Drama from BermanBraun (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  12. ^ Berkowitz, Joe. "6 Creative Career Lessons From Julie Klausner and "How Was Your Week?"". Fast Company magazine. Retrieved 21 August 2017.
  13. ^ Klausner, Julie (2 February 2010). "I Don't Care About Your Band". Gotham. ISBN 978-1592405619. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (29 July 2010). "HBO Develops 'Band' Comedy With Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Lizzy Caplan". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  15. ^ Klausner, Julie (7 May 2013). "Art Girls Are Easy". Amazon. ISBN 978-0316243629. Retrieved 3 July 2015.

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