We got a few minutes with Boston’s own Jen Kirkman. She got a little deep about the proper etiquette when getting blackout drunk, the true lies behind cartoon credits, and how fake comics are sometimes the realest comics out there. Ms. Kirkman was delightful to speak to and was cool enough to bullshit with us, give some behind-the-scenes realness, and get raw on current events. She has a new tour kicking off and you all should totally check it out when it comes to your town: jenkirkman.com/tour-dates
Jen Kirkman is a national and internationally touring stand-up comedian. Her 2015 Netflix Original Comedy Special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” was named one of the Top 10 comedy specials of 2015. Also a New York Times Bestselling author – her two comedic essay memoirs, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself and I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself; (Dispatches From a Life Under Construction) are hilarious looks at her life without children, and living a not-so-conventional life after 40.
She’s a long time writer and panel veteran of several talk shows, well known for being a recurring narrator on Central’s Drunk History, and 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.