“Though delivered in an effortless conversational style, her comedy has the meticulous detail that can come only from repetition and experience.” - New York Times
New York, NY (Mar 17, 2022) - Jen Kirkman’s upcoming comedy album, OK, Gen-X is out Friday, March 25 on 800 Pound Gorilla Records, available everywhere comedy is streamed and sold. OK, Gen-X is an ode to the forgotten and most misunderstood generation; a stroll down the memory lane of everyday sexism from when it was okay for teachers to say “Boys Will Be Boys” and to today where it’s still okay for men to try to show you their dicks in public. After 2 wildly successful and critically acclaimed Netflix specials, and in fact the first special they produced by any female comedian over the age of 40, Kirkman had heard a few times from studio execs that ‘men in America would not laugh at her jokes’ so she went on and wrote a comedy album instead. Speaking about the motivations behind the album, Jen Kirkman said:
“Boomers think we’re slackers and Gen-Z thinks we’re Boomers. OK, Gen-X is an ode to the generation who grew up with indoor cigarette-smoking and only using a camera twice a year (“if you had a camera in the 90s, you were a photographer”). It’s a darkly funny remembrance of being a little girl who experienced sexism beginning at age four with the town flasher. Throughout my life men have continued to try to show me their dicks at inappropriate times, and society still thinks that’s not a big deal.”
Recorded at Union Hall in December of 2021, right before the Omi hit, over the course of a few nights in the renowned Brooklyn basement venue, the album offers a few useful tools to better understand the patriarchy including the game “Would a Man Say this To Another Man In An Elevator?” Kirkman sits on a stool and does comedy without having anything to apologize for, talks about her not-serious-Catholic upbringing and why she’s jealous of Greta Thunberg, and sets the record straight on Generation X, the generation that actually prefers everyone ignore them anyway. Jen Kirkman: OK, Gen-X Out March 25, 2022 Runtime: 1:06:25
Track listing: 1. It’s the End of the World 2. Cigarettes & Matches 3. All Men 4. Girls Will Be Girls 5. Flashers & Famous Comedians 6. Elevator Etiquette 7. Catholics vs. Christians 8. Triggered at Christmas About Jen Kirkman: Jen Kirkman is a comedian, author, television writer, and actor. Her comedy specials are streaming now on Netflix; I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) was hailed by the Atlantic as the best of 2015. Her second comedy special, Just Keep Livin’? was recognized internationally by the Telegraph which said that “Kirkman is at her hard- hitting finest in her latest Netflix project." In 2021, Jen Kirkman launched a new project, the “Anxiety Bites” podcast on the iHeart network where she talks honestly and interviews experts in the field of anxiety disorders in order to help anxious people feel less alone. Jen also has a long-running solo comedy podcast “No Fun: the Jen Kirkman Podcast” now in it’s tenth season where she talks about what’s going on in the world and in her head. Jen is a Co-Producer on the Amazon Prime series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Jen is a New York Times Bestselling Author. Her book, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself (Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids) is about the stupid things people say to Childfree By Choice people, and her follow up book, I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself, is about the freedom of life after age 40 and a divorce. Her new album, OK,Gen-X is available as of March 25, 2022 via 800 Pound Gorilla Media.
PRESS RESOURCES PAGE Website - Instagram - Twitter About 800 Pound Gorilla Media: Established in 2016, 800 Pound Gorilla Media was started by managers of comedians in need of a company that would bring a modern focus of behavioral targeting, digital marketing and fan engagement around comedy albums, podcasts, and video projects. The record label division has over 300 comics on their roster and works with Netflix, Kevin Hart’s LOL, All Things Comedy, and others. The company has also produced over 30stand-up comedy video specials on various platforms.
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