Jen Kirkman is an internationally touring stand-up comedian, New York Times Bestselling author, television writer and actor. Her comedy specials are streaming now on Netflix; “Just Keep Livin’?” and “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine.)” Her specials have been named in many yearly top ten lists by Time Out New York, New York Magazine, and the Atlantic.
Jen is a WGA award winner writer for her work on seasons 1 and 2 of The Amazon Prime series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and 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 also well known for being a five-time narrator of Central’s Drunk History. She’s a regular guest on CONAN and has also appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The View, The Wendy Williams Show, Harry, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and voiced many characters Cartoon Network cult-hit“Home Movies.” She also appeared in the 2017 Reese Witherspoon feature film “Home Again.”
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’s act has the feel of that wonderful moment at the end of a party when you are left alone to gossip with your best friend about the horrible and ridiculous things that just went on. Though delivered in an effortless conversational style, her comedy has the meticulous detail that can come only from repetition and experience.” -New York Times