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Kate Willett

Dirtbag Anthropology


Comedian Kate Willett was married to a woman and thought she'd never have to deal with men again.  That is, until she found herself dumped, suddenly single, and mystifyingly…mostly attracted to dudes. Like any good comic, she was inspired to investigate, and thus ensued her hilarious, sometimes high-stakes personal research into the world of men, culminating in a beautiful, difficult romance. Featuring insightful interviews with comics and experts like W. Kamau Bell, Margaret Cho, Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber, and Kate’s dad and close friends, this exploration of modern masculinity delves into how to be a good guy and how to be in love with one…and when that isn’t quite enough. 

Dirtbag Anthropology will be available for free to Audible members on February 18, 2021.

Track List:

Introduction: Statement of Purpose and Research Methods

Chapter 1: Origins of This Investigation

Chapter 2: The Ways of the Dive Bar Tribe

Chapter 3: Mating Rituals of Clowns, DJs, and Tech Bros

Chapter 4: The Patriarchal Structures of Santa Clarita

Chapter 5: Monotheistic Religion and Contemporary Creepy Youth Groups

Chapter 6: A Study of War as Meme

Chapter 7: Love and Funeral Rites in Brooklyn

Chapter 8: The Anthropology of Apocalyptic Friendships



Kate Willett is a comedian, actress, and writer whose raunchy feminist storytelling is both smart and relatable.  She just made her network debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  Her 15 minute special is available on Netflix’s “Comedy Lineup” in 2018. She’s the cohost of the political comedy podcast Reply Guys.

She’s been a correspondent for the JIM JEFFERIES SHOW at Politicon and a featured comic on Viceland’s FLOPHOUSE.  Her appearance on Comedy Central’s THIS IS NOT HAPPENING was on Splitsider’s list of  “Best Late Night Standup Sets.” In the past, she toured with Margaret Cho nationally and internationally and has featured with comedians like Kyle Kinane, Maria Bamford, and Greg Behrendt.

She has appeared in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, Big Sky Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest (7 years in a row), and most recently High Plains. She was a “Comic to Watch” at the LA RIOT festival.


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