Jen Kirkman Headlines the Milwaukee Comedy Festival!

Milwaukee Comedy is very excited to announce the very funny Comedian and Best Selling Author Jen Kirkman as the headliner for the 11th Annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival, closing out the festivities on Sunday, August 7th at 8pm at the Historic Turner Hall Ballroom. Along with her performance, Ms. Kirkman will be signing copies of her books after the show. Pre-sale available starting Wednesday, June 22 with tickets on sale June 24! Complete show schedule and event information at festival.milwaukeecomedy.com

Jen Kirkman tours throughout the world, her Netflix Original Comedy Special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” has been called one of the Top 10 comedy specials of 2015 by Time Out NY, New York Magazine, and The Atlantic. Jen is also the New York Times Bestselling author of I Can Barely Take Care of Myself and her follow up book, I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself; (Dispatches From a Life Under Construction) was released in April 2016.

 

About Jen Kirkman…

Jen Kirkman is a national and internationally touring stand-up comedian. Her Netflix Original Comedy Special I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) is now available for streaming on Netflix worldwide. It was called one of the Top 10 comedy specials of 2015 by Time Out NY, New York Magazine, and The Atlantic.

Jen Kirkman Approved Photo- June 2016Jen is also the New York Times Bestselling author of I Can Barely Take Care of Myself and her follow up book, I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself; (Dispatches From a Life Under Construction) was released in April 2016.

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 Comedy Central’s Drunk History. You’ve also seen Jen on her regular appearances on Comedy Central’s @midnight and CONAN. She also voiced many characters on the Cartoon Network cult classic Home Movies.

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.

“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

“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

“GOING to see American comedian Jen Kirkman is like having a great night out with your smart, sassy, seriously funny BFF.” – Herald Sun

 

Complete show schedule and event information at festival.milwaukeecomedy.com.