• Jen Kirkman: The Laughspin Interview (or Proof of why Jen Kirkman is the Shit)

    Chatting one-on-one with Jen Kirkman is a little bit like breaking into the Museum of Natural History after hours. It’s an act that manages to be both nerdy and rebellious, where one could simply wander unsupervised through the halls, soaking up every ounce of information while giggling openly over the placard that says “homo erectus.” That’s because Kirkman – author, podcaster, and most importantly, comedian – seems to always be

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    Jen Kirkman, Michael Ian Black’s ‘Really Good Advice’ is a thing that’s happening!

    On a recent episode of her podcast I Seem Fun, Jen Kirkman teased a special live show she’d be doing with Michael Ian Black—and now the details are starting to surface. And suffice it to say, we’re damn excited. Billed as Really Good Advice with Jen Kirkman and Michael Ian Black, the JASH-produced show will go down on Nov. 17 at Nerdmelt in Los Angeles at 7 pm as well

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    Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Joy Behar, 11 more headlining Las Vegas comedy series ‘Lipshtick’ at Venetian

    Whitney Cummings, Lisa Lampanelli, Susie Essman, Joy Behar and 10 other stellar comedians will be part of The Venetian Las Vegas’ new all-female comedy series Lipshtick. Get it— because “shtick” is sort of a synonym for comedy and because girls LOVE lipstick? You may be asking yourself, why not just book these amazing comedians without creating an issue out of the fact none of them have dicks? Well, luckily John

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    Chelsea Lately regular Jen Kirkman lands script deal with FX

    Chelsea Lately regular Jen Kirkman has landed a script deal with FX for Jen, a half-hour comedy written by and — if picked up — starring the stand-up comedian. The show would be set in Boston and would center on a woman in her mid-30s who is newly divorced and doesn’t want kids. The semi-autobiographical project would be close in theme to Kirkman’s best-selling book I Can Barely Take Care

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    Jen Kirkman keeps it loose at Just For Laughs (Review)

    MONTREAL — Dressed head-to-toe in sleek black, Jen Kirkman performed the conclusion of what would be our Just For Laughs coverage, and yes, I did allow myself to be dazzled. Part one-woman show, part straight up stand-up (in Kirkman’s own estimation), her adorably neurotic, conversational style was in full effect, and the intimacy of the venue fit the performer like a velvet glove. As part of the spunky alternative Off

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    The Laughspin Interview with comedian Jen Kirkman

    Being Jen Kirkman isn’t always as easy as it looks. In fact, being Jen Kirkman often involves more than the ability to provide narration for Funny or Die’s mega-hit Drunk History, and Jen tasks certainly extend beyond the realm of cracking wise on Chelsea Lately. Indeed, the business of being Jen Kirkman can frequently be mired on scorn, pity, and even hostility, thanks to the unwanted advances of overly aggressive

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    SXSW Comedy, day 5: Tenacious D, Drunk History and Ghost Ghirls!

    AUSTIN — Hoo boy, y’all. I know I’ve complained about the oddly-dressed masses who infiltrate the city for SXSW music, but I take it all back for a brief moment, because yesterday, my face was thoroughly rocked off at a kickass performance by the American heroes of Tenacious D: Jack Black and Kyle Gass. But I’m getting ahead of myself. The comedy day began with a screening and discussion of

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    Stephen Colbert, huge list of comedians celebrate National Voter Registration Day (Exclusive pics)

    Did you know there’s a huge presidential election going down in November? You did? Well, aren’t you just the little news junkie. How about this: Did you know tomorrow is the first ever National Voter Registration Day? You did not. Stop lying. In honor of this special day, wherein all Americans are encouraged to register to vote (if they haven’t already; you can’t register twice, you guys), a huge list

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    Jen Kirkman remembers narrowly escaping from drunken pro-American comedy fans (Animated video)

    In the seventh episode of the A.V. Club’s weekly series, Stand Down, we find comedian Jen Kirkman onstage on Long Island– dealing with an impromptu birthday celebration involving a tit cake, dodging beer bottles and well, trying to make the best out of performing on Long Island. Check it out below! And be sure to check out previous episodes of Stand Down, featuring Patton Oswalt, Reggie Watts, Tig Notaro, Maria

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    You should pre-order Jen Kirkman’s book ‘I Can Barely Take Care of Myself’

    Comedian Jen Kirkman’s debut book I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids won’t be on shelves until next year, but you can pre-order it now. And you should! In Kirkman’s words – “It helps ‘the man’ (I mean Simon and Schuster executives) know that there are people out there who want to read about the topic of Child-free by Choice. And they’ll get

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    Will Ferrell may bring Funny Or Die series ‘Drunk History’ to Comedy Central

    Fill up your wine glasses, comedy fans– because the Funny or Die hit web series, Drunk History, may be coming to Comedy Central! The network has ordered a pilot for Drunk History Across America. The tipsy historical reenactment videos, featuring the likes of Will Ferrell, Jim Carey, Jen Kirkman and Zooey Deschanel, would likely transition to television easily, what with its core tradition of an inebriated narrator remembering historical events.

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    Watch the ‘Bitter Buddha’ trailer with Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, more!

    True comedy nerds know who Eddie Pepitone is. He’s the man who’s made an art out of Twitter, the star of the daily live-action comic strip Puddin’ and the dude who released the stellar album A Great Stillness at the end of last year. But, with the upcoming documentary about the man, perhaps a wider spectrum of comedy goers will get intimate with Pepitone and his many lovable psychoses. Directed

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    Women In Comedy Festival accepting comedian submissions (Video)

    You guys. The 4th Annual Women In Comedy Festival is going down March 21 through 25 next year in Boston. I’m letting you know for two reasons. The first, is that I got a chance to check out the fest last year and based on my experience, I believe that, if you live within a few hundred miles of the Greater Boston area and you enjoy laughing, you should get

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    Eleven comedy web shows that should be television shows

    When it comes to developing comedy show for television, with the exception of Louie, there is hardly any unilateral decision making that allows for something that is “just good” to be on the air. Demographics, built-in markets, censors, programming and more unfortunately factor into what usually makes it to the air. On the Internet, however, the phenomenon of the web series, though often low budget, has allowed for creativity to

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    Review: Jen Kirkman’s “Hail To The Freaks”

    I first became acquainted with Jen Kirkman’s work through the epic Funny or Die web series Drunk History, where a subject would drink insane amounts of alcohol before sharing a history lesson that would later be acted out verbatim. While Michael Cera’s portrayal of Alexander Hamilton will always hold a special place in my heart, Kirkman’s interpretation of the life of Oney Judge, a slave, is totally top notch. That

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