“Wow. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.”
“Oh, I don’t have time for that…”
“I can’t stay up that late to watch.”
“I’m so out of the loop. You always know what’s going on.”
“Why do you get up so early?”
“You have no idea how lucky you are to have free time. When I go home from work I have a second job with my kids.”
“You look healthy.”
I am taping and performing my podcast “I Seem Fun; The Diary of Jen Kirkman” LIVE ON STAGE for the first time ever! I selected NYC to do this because #1 Most of my listeners live there and #2 I performed at the Bell House on my book tour in April and it was a huge hit. So, I’m hoping you’ll come back.
Details are in the photos above or you can click here to buy tickets. It’s Thursday, November 7th at 8pm. (Doors 7:30pm) at the Bell House in Brooklyn.
Here’s why you should:
1) My podcast (if you haven’t heard it) isn’t a bunch of people on stage talking over each other. It’s just me. Sitting in my bed telling stories off of the top of my head. It’s perfect to recreate live. I’ll be without a net, just talking and improvising. And yes, I AM BRINGING A BED to sit on.
2) One of the themes of my podcast is that I’m probably not that “fun” of a person - as I’m often accused by people I know - because I don’t like to stay out all night or do shots or listen to popular music. But through doing this podcast, I have received hilarious emails from people who detail their strange habits, hobbies and things they find fun that other people think is weird. So - I will have people come up live on stage to tell their weird things.
3) You don’t need to be a regular listener to enjoy this show - it won’t even seem like a podcast. It will seem like Jen doing an hour of made up stand-up.
4) If you didn’t get your book signed last April, I will happily sign it after the show.
5) I will have a fun person at the beginning of the show to do something fun before I come out.
I hope you can make it! Tell everyone. I don’t have a giant publicity train-a-coming. And if you want to get familiar with the podcast - you can start now! Just click…..http://jenkirkman.com/i-seem-fun
I talk to The Smoking Jacket website about the delusional way I started in comedy, how I don’t think I’m “alternative” and how it helps to be crazy when you’re young.
“I think every comedian has this feeling when you know you really want to do it, you think you’re going to be so good and that you don’t have to start small….”
(This is a good interview for people who always ask how to get started in comedy. I literally have no answer but my own journey…)
**OH ONE THING TO ADD - THEY HAVE A MORE THAN 4 YEAR OLD CLIP OF MY STAND-UP ON HERE SO SOME LIFE SITUATIONS DISCUSSED MAY NO LONGER APPLY***
The cast of After Lately are the guest interview on tonight’s Chelsea Lately! Thursday Feb 21st at 11pm on E!
Tank you Rebecca Joines Schinsky of Book Riot for the kind words!
“I Can Barely Take Care of Myself by Jen Kirkman (Simon & Schuster, April 16)–I dove into this as soon as it arrived a couple weeks ago and have been reading it in snippets in between the Big Serious Literature I’m reading for the TOB. Jen Kirkman, a happily childfree comedian, covers the trials, tribulations, and social suffering (like having perfect strangers tell you that you’re selfish) that come with being a woman in her 30s who doesn’t want to have kids. And HOO BOY does she nail it. Neither a rant nor a polemic, the book is funny but very pointed. I happen to think it’s pointed in all the right places, and I sincerely hope it will reach readers beyond the obvious preaching-to-the-choir demographic. If you’re childfree by choice or trying to make sense (or be sensitive) of people who are, put a circle around April 16 on your calendar and pick this one up.”