Kate Herzlin is a playwright, screenwriter and comedy writer living in New York City. She co-wrote the contemporary children’s musical Peter Pan and Wendy: The Neverland Takeover with composer Ben Kapilow, which premiered at The Media Theatre and was performed at ACT of Connecticut.
She writes for the BoogieManja Sketch team, Evil Twin, and has studied with Second City, UCB, and The PIT. Her writing has been published on sites including McSweeney’s, The Belladonna Comedy, Weekly Humorist, Little Old Lady Comedy, Points in Case, and the craft bartending resource site, A Bar Above. Her pilot, Halle Had Cancer, OK? a was named a Finalist for both the Athena Film Festival Writer’s Lab and the Scriptation Showcase Teleplay Awards, as well as a Semifinalist for the ScreenCraft Fellowship, the ScreenCraft Pilot Awards, the Cinequest Screenwriting Awards, and the CineStory TV Fellowship.
Her co-written feminist joke book, Jokes To Offend Men, will be published this fall by Andrews McMeel Publishing—inspired by the McSweeney’s piece Jokes I’ve Told That My Male Colleagues Didn’t Like.
One time she wrote a paper about the Chekhovian nature of Toy Story so it’s all pretty much downhill from there.