Jen Kirkman Headlines the Milwaukee Comedy Festival!
Milwaukee Comedy is very excited to announce Jen Kirkman, Comedian and Best Selling Author, as the headliner for the 11th Annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival, closing out the festivities on Sunday August 7 at 8pm at the Historic Turner Hall Ballroom. The show will also feature comedian Allison Dunne.
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.
Following her performance, Ms. Kirkman will be signing copies of her books after the show.
About the Performers
Allison Dunne – Feature
Allison Dunne is a Milwaukee born, Chicago based comic whose sugar-coated treatment of taboo will have you both laughing and avoiding eye contact with her parents after the show. Allison has appeared at the Limestone Comedy Festival and has opened for touring headliners such as Nick Thune, Andy Erikson and Matt Fulchiron.
Jen Kirkman – Headliner
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 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