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 in April 2013. Her highly anticipated follow up book I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself; (Dispatches From a Life Under Construction) was released through Simon & Schuster in April 2016. Her second Netflix Original Comedy Special, Just Keep Livin’? (2017) is streaming worldwide and first 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 Magazine, and The Atlantic.
Jen was a long time writer and round table guest on Chelsea Lately and is also a writer on the Golden Globes winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. She is well known for her roles as the narrator in many episodes of the web-turned-TV series Drunk History on Comedy Central. You’ve also seen Jen on her regular appearances on Comedy Central’s @midnight. She’s done stand up on many late night shows: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. She also voiced many characters on the Cartoon Network cult classic Home Movies.
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.
Jen tours the world as a stand-up and is currently based in Los Angeles.
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