Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and the author of the book, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself, which became an instant New York Times Bestseller when it was released in April 2013.
Jen is currently a writer and regular round table guest on Chelsea Lately. She also was one of the stars of the hit-spin-off ‘mockumentary’ show After Lately.
Jen’s latest stand-up album Hail to the Freaks (released March 2011) hit #13 on the Billboard Charts. Her debut album was 2006’s Self Help.
Jen is also well known for her role as the narrator in a few episodes of the cult-hit series Drunk History which aired on Comedy Central and HBO. Jen has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, @Midnight, Conan, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, and the Cartoon Network’s Home Movies.
Entertainment Weekly said in 2012, “If you like Louis CK, check out Jen Kirkman’s hyper self-analytical humor.” Jen has a weekly podcast, I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman, which is often in the top 100 in comedy on iTunes. Jen tours as a stand-up but is based in Los Angeles. She is currently working on her second book to come out through Simon & Schuster.