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The personal continues to be political in Jen Kirkman’s latest Netflix special

If you’re familiar with Jen Kirkman’s stand-up, or have had the misfortune of running afoul of her on Twitter, you know that she’s one of the most outspoken comedians working today, that she’s unapologetic about her feminism, and she’s not particularly concerned with any discomfort this may cause her male fans. That…

Jen Kirkman on what makes her laugh, from Caddyshack to “Adele Dazeem”

With her second book, I Know What I’m Doing—And Other Lies I Tell Myself: Dispatches From A Life Under Construction, out this week, Jen Kirkman is pushing even further into the literary world. This time around, the comedian and I Seem Fun podcaster is both examining her own life, which she says is “permanently in…

Competitively taking shots is only a good idea on Drunk History

Back in August, right before the season three premiere, Complex did a behind-the-scenes feature of Drunk History that specifically looked at the making of tonight’s episode. Ever since I read it, I’ve been looking forward to “Journalism.” Something Derek Waters said for the Complex piece stands out to me: “I’m pretty…

Jen Kirkman doesn’t care if she dies alone (but she’d probably really like you to watch her standup special)

Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) (Netflix, 3:01 a.m., Friday): Maybe you enjoyed funny lady Kirkman on Home Movies, or The Pod F. Tompkast, or Drunk History, or @midnight, or on one of her many, many standup appearances. Well, enjoy her comedy stylings all consolidated on her new comedy special…

In her first Netflix special, Jen Kirkman airs her grievances on a world gone dumb

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. Her best routines take a thought and follow it to any and all conclusions, no matter how neurotic it makes her sound or how…

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