Jen Kirkman was born on August 28, 1974 in Needham, Massachusetts. Kirkman majored in acting at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She released her debut comedy album entitled, “Self Help”, in 2006. In 2009, Entertainment Weekly named her one of the “Top 12 Rising Stars in Comedy”. She is known for her regular appearances as a round-table panelist on Chelsea Lately and as a frequent guest on @midnight, as well as for her appearances on the Funny or Die sketch series Drunk History, and its continuation television series on Comedy Central. She released her second album, “Hail to the Freaks”, which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard top comedy albums chart. Since then, Kirkman has released two comedy specials on Netflix, has become a New York Times Bestselling author, is a regular on the late-night circuit, and currently is a writer for the Golden Globe and Emmy winning series, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
This week, Kaizen Komedy is looking at the work of Jen Kirkman. Kirkman delivers her material in a manner like a stream of consciousness. Jumping in and out of characters to replicate conversations and situations that she has experienced. She has a very original and unique perspective, which makes her jokes fresh and original.
Bits reviewed: See Something, Say Nothing ; Afraid of God and the Devil; and Tattoos.
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