Jen Kirkman Headlines The 11th Annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival

by Matt Kemple from WUWM on August 3, 2016

The 11th annual Milwaukee Comedy Festival kicks off tonight at Lakefront Brewery, and this year’s headliner is stand-up comedian and best-selling author, Jen Kirkman.

Her Netflix Original Comedy Special I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) has been called one of the Top 10 comedy specials of 2015. Her first book, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself made the New York Times Bestseller list, and her follow-up, I Know What I’m Doing and Other Lies I Tell Myself was just released in April of this year. Kirkman is also known for her work on Chelsea Lately, and her appearances on Comedy Central’s Drunk History.

Local fans will remember Kirkman from a visit last September to Brew City, at the same venue she’ll be performing at this Sunday evening: Turner Hall Ballroom. In fact, as she recalled to WUWM Comedy Contributor and Milwaukee Comedy Festival founder and producer Matt Kemple, she had a rather odd experience just before the show.

Listen to the full interview: