Jen Kirkman Biography
Jennifer Ann “Jen” Kirkman, often known as Jen Kirkman introduces herself as a stand-up comedian, actress and screenwriter who is best known for her appearances as a panelist on Chelsea Lately.
Ealry life and career
Born on August 28, 1974, in Needham, Massachusetts, United States, Kirkman has been active in the industry since 1997. She was born as the youngest child and has three sisters. Born and raised in Needham, she spent most of her childhood days in her hometown. Her nephew Buffalo suffers from gigantism. She completed her high school education from one of the well known school of her hometown. From her early days she was more fascinated in acting than any other things. With her passion of acting, she joined Emerson College in Boston and graduated with majored in acting. Upon graduation, she gained theoretical knowledge on acting and sought for exposure. She came in lime light after she made her appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series Drunk History. Having been in industry for more almost two decades, she has been able to show her strong presence in the industry. She has also been in the Comedy Central and released two comedy albums. Her two albums include: Self Help (2006) and Hail to the Freaks (2011). She has also made her identity as an author. In April 2013, she published her first book under named ‘I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids’. She gained name and fame as an author form her first book which became a New York Times bestseller.
“I finally understand that it’s okay to be a little afraid of things but that obsessing over them does not mean you have any more control over what you fear.”
Appearances on big stages
Coming to her career, she has been performing stand-up comedy in L.A regularly in various shows at various event houses such as The laugh Factory, The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and Hollywood Improv. During her career she has worked with various big names such as comedians Maria Bamford Mike Birbiglia and Chelsea Handler. She came in public attention after she made appearances in various American T.V. shows such as Late Friday, Special Sauce, The Late Late Showing With Craig Ferguson Conan. Her other appearances include: The Crabfeast podcast, in wich comedians Jay Larson and Ryan sickler are host. She has also been making her regular appearance as “Southie” on the Pod F. Tompka podcast with Paul F. Tompkins until she was trapped by Chris Hardwick inside the internet. She also has produced her own weekly podcast I Seem Fun: The Diary Of Jen Kirkman. After giving her impressive presentation in various series and shows she has been named “Top 12 Rising Stars in Comedy” by Entertainment Weekly and she was named the top comedians to follow on twitter by both The Huffington Post and MSN. She considered Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr and Sam Kinison as her source of inspiration. It takes her almost a decade to release her first comedy debut album named “ Self Help” under the label of AST Records. Her second album titled Hail to the Freaks was released on December 11, 2010.
Digging her personal life, she had been married with writer/director Neil Mahoney with whom she tied knot in a ceremony held at Wayside Inn in Massachusetts. In January 2012, she revealed that they had divorced and was no longer married. Since then there have been no any rumors on Kirkman dating, most probably she is single. Kirkman prefers to interact with her fan through various social networking sites and she is active in all social networking platforms. She has net worth of $500 thousand.