Dr. Katz Live is a stage variation of the animated show, Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist, created by Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder for Comedy Central. It premiered twenty years ago in May of 1995, earning the network its first Emmy and Peabody awards and introducing the term “squigglevision” to the English language. The show has rightfully gone on to become a cult classic.
The live version (much like the cartoon version) of Dr. Katz, brings well-known standups to the good doctor’s couch, using the quirks and idiosyncrasies of their comedy acts to analyze their various conflicted issues. The show has performed in front of sold out crowd at major comedy festivals including San Francisco Sketchfest, Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Austin’s Moontower Comedy Festival and Washington D.C.’s Bentzen Ball. Previous patients have included Maria Bamford, Tig Notaro, Jim Gaffigan, Janeane Garofalo, Andy Kindler, Marc Maron, T.J. Miller, Pete Holmes and Ron Funches.