Jen Kirkman sets the record straight on Louis CK and those sexual misconduct rumors

When tracing the timeline of sexual misconduct allegations against comedian Louis CK, Jen Kirkman’s name often comes up. Even here on The A.V. Club, we’ve mentioned the episode of her podcast I Seem Fun Kirkman posted, then subsequently deleted, in 2015 that brought the rumors to the attention of the public after it…

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

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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 Trump, Twitter, and her future as a sex-ed teacher

Jen Kirkman is no stranger to Netflix. Her last stand-up special, Jen Kirkman: I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine), premiered there in 2015. Now she’s back with another, Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’?, which is available now on the streaming service. A polished hour that finds Kirkman waxing rhapsodic on everything…

Wyatt Cenac on what makes him laugh, from Muppets to the most insane TV pilot of the ’80s

Wyatt Cenac first came to widespread public attention as a correspondent on The Daily Show. However, the comedian worked as a writer on King Of The Hill for several years prior to that, and had been performing stand-up comedy for years. Cenac has a new show called Night Train on comedy platform Seeso, which he both…

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…

Comedy Fest update: Jen Kirkman, Sarah Silverman’s friends, ClickHole, and more

Hello A.V. Club readers of Chicago and driving distance. As you hopefully know by now, we put on an annual comedy festival with our friends at The Onion and ClickHole, called the 26th Annual Comedy Festival. This year—June 1-5 at various venues around the city—features such A.V. Club-approved headliners as Tracy…

Comedian Jen Kirkman retweets women’s tales of harassment

There’s some important stuff happening on Jen Kirkman’s Twitter page today. The comedian and author, a consummate advocate for women’s issues, started the day off talking about #notallmen, a sort of mansplaining hashtag that occasionally makes the rounds in an attempt to remind people that, hey, not all men are…

Competitively taking shots is only a good idea on Drunk History

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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

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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…