US COMEDIAN, AUTHOR, AND PODCASTER JEN KIRKMAN ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SHOW AT LEICESTER SQUARE THEATRE ON 22nd JUNE

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It is a testament to her skills that it is gut-bustingly hilarious ★★★★ Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

Following four sell-out London runs, US comedian, author, and podcaster Jen Kirkman is returning to UK soil for one night with her latest stand-up show ‘I Don’t Give A F*ck Tour’ at the Leicester Square Theatre on Friday 22nd June at 9:30pm.

Jen Kirkman is back in London after popular demand, with some new material.  Don’t worry, it’s not all about American politics – why talk about the orange despot when Jen can talk about herself and her emotional outburst on a silent retreat, the power of turning forty-three, her lifetime fear of nuclear war, and how she was raised to think Jesus is mad at her.

Renowned globally for her “confessional and fearless comedy” (New York Times), Jen’s 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, New York Magazine, and The Atlantic, while her most recent Netflix Original Comedy Special Just Keep Livin’? (2017) is currently streaming worldwide.

Jen is a two-time New York Times Bestselling author with her two comedic 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). Also established on the air waves, Jen’s weekly podcast I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman receives 50,000 downloads a month, was included in Cosmopolitan’s ‘Top 10 Podcasts You Should be Listening To’ in 2015, and is regularly in the Top 100 comedy podcasts on iTunes, continuing the rise of her prominent online presence with 258,000 Twitter followers.

On screen, Jen is probably best known as long-time writer and round table guest on Chelsea Lately (E!), while her other TV writing credits include The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video) and regular appearances on Conan (TBS), @Midnight (Comedy Central), The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS), The View (ABC), The Wendy Williams Show (Fox), Harry (NBC), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS), and Jen is five-time narrator of Comedy Central’s Drunk History as well as voicing a multitude of characters on Cartoon Network’s cult-hit Home Movies. Additionally, Jen has created two stand-up albums including Hail to the Freaks, which hit #13 on the Billboard Charts in 2011, and her debut album Self Help in 2006.

What the press has said about Jen Kirkman: 

Jen Kirkman is back and she’s not afraid to tell it like it is – again Entertainment Weekly

Ms. Kirkman knows how to deliver a one-liner, but her inclination is to linger in the telling of a story. She digs into a subject, embroidering it with jokes at various angles. A huge number of her bits culminate in vivid metaphors The New York Times

[I Know What I’m Doing & Other Lies I Tell Myself] is about a ballsy, smart woman who, despite the six stories, really does have it together. Or at least knows how to create comedy gold out of impulsive decision-making Daily Review

Jen Kirkman is a thinking person’s comedian. Not by being hyper-intellectual—although she’s a fiendishly smart writer and performer—but by doing comedy for people who live inside their own heads The Onion AV Club

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION
Jen Kirkman – I Don’t Give A F*ck Tour
Venue: Leicester Square Theatre
Date and Time: 22nd June, 9:30pm
Tickets: www.jenkirkman.com/

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