Jen Kirkman is a national and internationally touring stand-up comedian. Her second Netflix Original Comedy Special, “Just Keep Livin’?”(2017) is streaming worldwide now worldwide. Her 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.
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 was a long time writer and round table guest on Chelsea Lately, and is known for being a five-time narrator of Central’s Drunk History as well as the voice of many characters in the Cartoon Network cult-hit, “Home Movies." You’ve also seen Jen in one of her many appearances on CONAN, @Midnight, TheTonightShow with Jay Leno, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,Wendy Williams, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The View.
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.
"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. Though delivered in an effortless conversational style, her comedy has the meticulous detail that can come only from repetition and experience.” – The New York Times