Jen Kirkman is in her forties with no children and right where she wants to be. Kirkman was a long time writer and round table guest on Chelsea Lately, and well known for being a five-time narrator of Comedy Central’s Drunk History. She is also a writer of Golden Globe and Emmy winning Amazon Prime series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. In her most recent Netflix stand-up special “Just Keep Livin’?” she lets you peak inside how her marvellous brain works on every topic that matters like being glad you don’t look like your in your 20s anymore because you don’t want to “look like (you) have four roommates and shitty towels.” Throughout the special you never feel like you’re watching scripted material. You feel like your most hilarious, relatable best friend is making you laugh via a one-sided conversation for an entire hour. Kirkman makes comedy look effortless.
Jen Kirkman performed at Boom Chicago on October 8.
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Her 2015 Netflix Original Comedy Special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” was named one of the Top 10 comedy specials of 2015 by Time Out New York, New York Magazine, and The Atlantic. Her most recent Netflix Original Comedy Special, “Just Keep Livin’?” is streaming worldwide as of January 3rd, 2017.
Jen is also a New York Times Bestselling author – her two comedic essay memoirs, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself and I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself; (Dispatches From a Life Under Construction) are hilarious looks at her life without children, and living a not-so-conventional life after 40.
Jen has released two stand-up albums Hail to the Freaks (released March 2011) which hit #13 on the Billboard Charts. Her debut album was 2006’s Self Help. Jen has a weekly podcast, I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman, which is often in the Top 100 in comedy on iTunes.