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 now available for streaming on Netflix worldwide.
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. 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. 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.
Her second book, “I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself; (Dispatches From a Life Under Construction)” will be released 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.
A fan of stand-up comedy dating back to when he would laugh at Laffy Taffy wrappers, Tabari’s sense of humor reflects a wide assortment of influences, speaking on everything from every day annoyances to pop culture, sports and his own personal experiences. Tabari's conversational, every man style has led him to open for a wide range of today's stars, including but not limited to Mike Birbiglia, Tom Segura, Tony Rock, Charlie Murphy, Fortune Feimster, Ryan Stout and Tommy Johnagin among others.
Tabari has also been honored to perform at several prestigious events, such as the illustrious San Francisco Sketch Fest, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival/ and the inaugural Limestone Comedy Festival in Bloomington, IN. In addition to being featured on “Rooftop Comedy’s Road Trip” on the MavTV Network and Hulu.com, Tabari also starred alongside his mom in an episode of HGTV’s popular series Property Virgins buying his first home … Hence the reason he would really appreciate you supporting his career.
Now with his debut album – Laughing with a Panther (Rooftop Comedy) – in stores and his national TV debut on Fox's "Laughs" program under his belt, Tabari’s future on stage is looking bigger and brighter ... At least that's what he keeps telling himself and the financial institutions to whom he owes money.
But no matter what he says, he does it with one simple goal in mind: Making people laugh – and hoping he doesn’t anger his family or God in the process.
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“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
“Jen Kirkman finds side-splitting laughs in lame weddings and dying alone.”– Entertainment Weekly
"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