Following the success of a sell-out 2013 run, Boston-born and Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian, author and podcaster JEN KIRKMAN will return to the Soho Theatre for six nights only from Monday 16th to Saturday 21st November.
JEN’S “confessional and fearless personality” (New York Times), often draws sharp and hilarious observations from being divorced and childless in an unsupportive society, has landed her a Netflix Original Comedy Special I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) *available worldwide. She is also a New York Times bestseller with I Can Barely Take Care Of Myself: Tales of a Happy Life Without Kids (2013), a producer of an intimate podcast I Seem Fun which receives around 50,000 downloads a month and was voted one of the “top 10 podcasts you should be listening to in 2015” by Cosmopolitan. She continues her rise with nearly 170,000 followers on Twitter and two stand-up albums under her belt, Hail to the Freaks (2011) which hit #13 on the Billboard charts and Self Help (2006). Her follow up book I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself; (Dispatches From a Life Under Construction) will be released through Simon & Schuster in April 2016.
JEN is probably best known as a long term writer and round table guest for Chelsea Lately and is also well known for her roles as the narrator in many episodes of the Sundance Film Festival jury prize winning Funny or Die web-turned-TV cult series Drunk History which is now in its third season on Comedy Central, as well as for multiple appearances on late night talk show’s including The Tonight Show with JAY LENO, Conan, JOHN OLIVER’S New York Stand-Up Show and The Late Late Show with CRAIG FERGUSON.
As a stand-up, JEN tours both nationally and internationally and recently performed to completely sold out audiences across Australia, including at the Melbourne Comedy Festival.
What the press has said about Jen Kirkman:
“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
“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
Venue: Soho Theatre, Downstairs
Date: Monday 16th – Saturday 21st November
For more information and press tickets, please contact:
Victoria Wedderburn: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 598 7222