Katrin Higher

Katrin is a writer, stand-up comedian, and devourer of all things literary and artistic. She also loves pop culture, feminist news and everything in-between. She has an associates degree in Acting from AMDA and a BA in English Literature from Marymount Manhattan College. Her biggest wish is to have a washer/dryer unit in her home and to be able to consume as many croissants as humanly possible before she dies.

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Comedy Central’s Sketch Show ‘Key & Peele’ To End After This Season

The successful and hilarious show Key & Peele, starring Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key is ending five seasons together on Comedy Central. The comedic duo has apparently decided to part ways for unknown reasons.

It’s a huge bummer for fans, as the show has been considered seriously groundbreaking with its racial, gender and…

By: Katrin Higher / July 26, 2015

Rick Perry Says We Should All Bring Guns To Movie Theaters

In an interview early Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union”, Rick Perry said that the shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, earlier this week shows why gun-free zones are “a bad idea” and said he believes people should be able to take their firearms to the movies.

Here is part of his stance:…

By: Katrin Higher / July 26, 2015

Here is Brooke Hogan’s Poem Defending Her Father

Are you guys ready to be totally blown away? Or actually just be sort of grossed out and transported back to middle school? A world where race doesn’t exist because we’re all made of starlight? If so, then read Brooke Hogan’s poem, written to defend her dad, Hulk Hogan who was fired from WWE after

By: Katrin Higher / July 26, 2015

Lafayette Shooter’s Mental Health Didn’t Stop Him From Buying A Gun

Despite glaring proof that John Russell Houser was indeed mentally ill, it was still a breeze for him to purchase a firearm in the United States. Houser opened fire in a movie theatre on July 23rd, killing 2 people and injuring 11. The problem of selling firearms to the mentally ill, is one part of…

By: Katrin Higher / July 26, 2015

Michelle Obama Opens Special Olympics Games With Beautiful Message

First Lady Michelle Obama opened up this year’s Special Olympic World Games held in Los Angeles with a heartwarming message for the 6,500 athletes from 165 countries competing over nine days.

“My husband and I, we are so proud of you, so incredibly proud of you, and we love you all from the…

By: Katrin Higher / July 26, 2015

Scott Disick Speaks About Break-Up With Kourtney Kardashian

Longtime boyfriend and baby daddy ex of Kourtney Kardashain finally spoke up, sort of, on Friday night at a club in Las Vegas. The douchebag supporting cast member of the reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians was up to his usual antics of hanging out in night clubs being gross.

Let’s not…

By: Katrin Higher / July 25, 2015

Alligator Found On Manhattan Street Dies After Being Rescued

The old urban myth of the alligator in the sewers of NY sort of came true yesterday but to a sad conclusion; An alligator that was found crossing a street on 9th avenue in Manhattan during rush hour died after being taken into custody.

Animal Care and Control of NYC said the three-foot…

By: Katrin Higher / July 25, 2015

Despite Threats, Obama Makes A Case For Gay Rights In Kenya

Despite many threats against Obama’s decision to bring up anti-gay discrimination, during his conference with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta while on his African tour, the President went and did it anyway because that’s just who he is.

In a discussion with President Kenyatta on Saturday, Obama exclaimed:

“If somebody is a…

By: Katrin Higher / July 25, 2015

Kim K Suggests Editing Capabilities To Twitter And Co-Founder Is Into It

Kim Kardashian West is probably the most followed person on Twitter with 33.8 million followers, and so it is no surprise that Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey listened to her request to be able to edit misspelled tweets that have already been sent. I guess we shall see just how influential she is. The reality star…

By: Katrin Higher / July 25, 2015

50 Cent To Pay An Extra $2 Million In Sex Tape Lawsuit

The rap star 50 Cent, nee Curtis Jackson III, has been ordered to pay an extra $2 million in punitive damages to Lastonia Leviston, the woman who was featured in a sex tape that 50 posted online in an invasion of privacy. This makes the total damages up to $7 million.

The invasio…

By: Katrin Higher / July 25, 2015

Nobel Winner, Malala Yousafzai Opens Up School For Syrian Refugees On 18th Birthday

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest winner ever of the Nobel Peace Prize. She also got shot in the face by the Taliban and has written a book. And she is continuing her tradition of being completely badass while still a teenager by celebrating her 18th birthday in Lebanon.

But for her birthday, instead…

By: Katrin Higher / July 12, 2015

Watch: “Game Of Thrones” Audition Reel!

AH!!! This is so great. Watch your favorite characters when they auditioned – or did screen tests – in order to get cast on the epic show Game of Thrones!

See them when they were still youngins, unburdened by the great success they face today.

Which auditions are your faves?

By: Katrin Higher / July 12, 2015

Bill Cosby’s Wife Says Accusers “Consented” To Drugs And Sex

Camille Cosby, the in-denial wife of Bill Cosby will apparently defend him to the ends of the Earth.

In her latest defense of her 40-plus times accused rapist husband, she claims that the most recent accusers actually consented to the Quaaludes and ‘sex’ given to them by Cosby and that they all enjoyed…

By: Katrin Higher / July 12, 2015

Nicky Hilton Marries James Rothschild In Custom Made Valentino

The kind of forgotten Hilton sister, Nicky Hilton, just got married Saturday to baking magnate James Rothschild, at Kensington Palace in England.

She chose the Roman fashion house, Valentino for her custom made gown, with a full view here:

Her sister Paris was gorgeous in baby blue:…

By: Katrin Higher / July 12, 2015

Author JK Rowling Shuts Down Idiot Troll Regarding Serena Williams

The majority of Twitter yesterday was in jubilant celebration of Serena Williams and her Grand Slam victory at Wimbledon. The hashtag #SerenaSlam went viral, and happiness abounded.

But, it wouldn’t be any kind of female victory without endless body shaming, now would it? A woman can’t get through one second of celebration without…

By: Katrin Higher / July 12, 2015

Obama To Become First Sitting President To Visit A Federal Prison

President Obama will become the first sitting president ever to visit a federal prison as part of a new push to focus on criminal justice – and hopefully – dismantling the horrifying reality of America’s prison industrial complex!

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that this move is to “lay out…

By: Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

Taylor Swift Honors US Women’s World Cup Champs At Concert

Just when we are at the end of our rope with Tay, she goes and does something pretty damn cool to redeem herself.

At her concert on Friday night as part of her 1989 World Tour Live at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, Swift was up to her usual antics of bringing…

By: Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

Surprise: Another Female CEO Is Blamed For Inherited Company Problems

Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao just had to step down on Friday following a petition as well as a flood of death threats from users amid controversy at the tech company.

Last week she apologised for letting down users after Reddit fired its director of talent, Victoria Taylor, who created the site’s famou…

By: Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

BREAKING: Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon For Grand Slam Title

The powerhouse undefeated women’s tennis player, Serena Williams, has just won Wimbledon (for the 6th time btw) and snagged the Grand Slam title.

Williams defeated Garbiñe Muguruza, a 21 year old Spaniard, at Wimbledon today and also happened to close in on a Grand Slam: if you don’t know sports talk, this mea…

By: Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

Pope Apologizes For Church’s Sins Against Native People Of The Americas

During his tour of South America this week, very progressive Pope Francis continued his legacy on Friday, by being humble and gracious – and (gasp!) not defensive about being Christian, by apologizing for the genocide of millions of indigenous people of South America.

In a speech to the people of Bolivia he said:…

By: Katrin Higher / July 11, 2015

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