Humor is important, even in serious projects: Kat Kramer

Asha Bajaj
8 min readSep 6, 2021

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Katharine ‘Kat” Kramer is a former Miss Golden Globe Ambassador and the Founder of “Kat Kramer’s Films That Change The World,” an international cinema series to showcase motion pictures and documentaries that raise awareness of important social issues. Recently, Kat Kramer debuts a new Comedy Routine at The Comedy Chateau. She covers topics ranging from Jeff Bezos, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Greenpeace, “Grace and Frankie” to her Godmother Katharine Hepburn and The Rolling Stones. Asha Bajaj, Editorial Director, Publisher, and Marketing of Canadian Media had a chance to discuss with Kat the characteristic traits of her Stand-Up Comedy debut for “Fresh Faces” at the Comedy Chateau on July 25, 2021, and July 30, 2021

Image: Kat Kramer. Image credit: Kat Kramer

Following is the excerpt of the interview:

Asha to Kat: You made your Stand-Up Comedy debut for “Fresh Faces” at The Comedy Chateau on July 25th, 2021. You followed that performance as a featured comic on Chateau Fridays at The Comedy Chateau, on July 30th. You were the only female comic on “Fresh Faces.” What were the characteristic traits that set you apart from male comics?

Image: “Fresh Faces”. Image credit: Screenshot

Kat: Well, first of all, I’ve always incorporated comedy into my work. Humor is important, even in serious projects. I’ve performed in musical comedy, sketch comedy, and was part of a comedic duo. Going into Stand-Up Comedy was a natural progression, being the only female comic that first time at The Comedy Chateau. I strive to keep my topics relevant, and I want to pursue global and world issues, plus observational comedy. Adding a feminist perspective set me apart.

I may have some edgy jokes so people can relate, but I basically consider myself a “clean comedienne.” Meaning I don’t want to focus on bathroom humor or sex jokes. The main reason I’m venturing into stand-up comedy is that I have lots I want to say, and have chosen comedy as the best way to bring issues into the conversation. I haven’t had the courage yet for political…

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Asha Bajaj

I write on national and international Health, Politics, Business, Education, Environment, Biodiversity, Science, First Nations, Humanitarian, gender, women