A Conversation with Julie Klausner

Creator, writer, star and executive producer of Hulu’s Difficult People, Julie Klausner, will headline “A Conversation with…” on Saturday, September 9th.  Emmy Award winning director, screen writer, producer and actor Bill Persky will moderate. 

I love conversations. I love TV. And I love festivals. It’s the trifecta of things I love.
— Julie Klausner

Join us at 3:30 PM on Saturday, September 9th and experience Julie's comedy as she discusses Difficult People,  her career as a writer, performer and producer, and more. Guests with VIP level tickets have access to Julie at the Official Closing Night Party on the historic Greenport waterfront.


Julie Klausner is the creator, writer and star of Hulu’s critically-acclaimed “Difficult People,” produced by Amy Poehler and starring Klausner and Billy Eichner as two pop culture-literate, struggling comedians in New York City who hate everything in the world except each other.  The series will return for its third season this August.

Klausner’s television writing credits include “Billy on the Street” (Head Writer/Co-Executive Producer, Seasons 1-4), “Mulaney,” “Triumph & Jack,” “Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins” and “The Big Gay Sketch Show.” She’s also written for Robert Smigel’s “TV Funhouse” on “Saturday Night Live” and for comedy legend Joan Rivers on a few different occasions.

Her long-running podcast, How Was Your Week?, was called “one of the few essential podcasts” by the New York Times and was named one of the best ten comedy podcasts by Rolling Stone and GQ.  

Her first book, I Don’t Care About Your Band, was released in 2010 and optioned for HBO by Gary Sanchez Productions as a series.  Her YA novel Art Girls Are Easy was published in 2013 and she has written pilots NBC and Hulu.

Klausner’s voice acting credits include regular roles on Comedy Central’s “Ugly Americans” and guest star credits on “Bob’s Burgers” and “Zoolander: Super Model.” Her acting credits range from music videos for the New Pornographers and Ted Leo to guest starring roles on “Delocated” and “Strangers with Candy.” 

Klausner’s editorial writing credits include pieces for The New York Times, New York Magazine, Vulture, McSweeney’s, Salon, The A.V. Club, Nerve and The Awl.  

She performs her own solo shows live in New York City where she resides.