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 debut Netflix Original Comedy Special I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) is available May 2015 for streaming on Netflix worldwide.
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.
Entertainment Weekly said , “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.
She is currently working on her second book to come out through Simon & Schuster in early 2016.
Jen tours the world as a stand-up and recently toured Australia to sold out crowds in both Melbourne and Sydney. She is currently based in Los Angeles.
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. Jen was a long time writer and round table guest on Chelsea Lately and is also well known for her roles as the narrator in many episodes of the web-turned-TV series Drunk History which is now in its third season on Comedy Central. She also voiced many characters on the Cartoon Network cult classicHome Movies.
“Hilarious” -The New York Times
“Rising Purveyor of Ha-Ha” -The Washington Post
“Honest pragmatism, with a twist.” -Boston Globe
“What [makes “I Seem Fun”] funny is Kirkman’s inherent knack for cultivating conflict even talking into a microphone in a room by herself. Whether she’s dissecting a negative iTunes review from an angry Christian or seriously considering a class action suit against Robin Thicke for being gross, Kirkman is eternally embattled but she tempers her cynicism with sweetness and, more often than not, she’s right.” - The AV Club