Comedian and author Jen Kirkman launched her own podcast this week. Called I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman Podcast, the show features episodes that range from 30-45 minutes long and each one finds Kirkman talking into a microphone while sitting on her bed. "I have always just wanted to get onto the microphone and talk," she says in the inaugural episode. "In stand-up, you have to have punchlines and someone might be drunk. So you can be drunk listening to this now, you can heckle me and I can't hear you.This is the beauty of this for me." Kirkman is choosing to release the show herself rather [...]
Jen Kirkman isn’t asking you to agree with her decision to not have kids. Just quit grilling her about it.
That’s the main point she’s trying to get across in her very funny new book: I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids.
The book is a first for Kirkman, an LA-based comic best known for her Funny or Die Drunk History sketches and, most recently, as a writer and panelist on Chelsea Lately. Like her popular standup act, whose die-hard fans include Paul F. Tompkins, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself includes hilarious perspectives and anecdotes about the confrontations she’s [...]
Comedian and writer Jen Kirkman is taking a stand against gross Twitter misogynists by boycotting the social networking site, she announced yesterday. Kirkman post some examples of the kind of terrible tweets that guys send her way every day and has called on male members of the comedy community to stand up and speak out against the way guys talk to female comics on Twitter (this has nothing to do with that "women aren't funny" bullshit; this is an entirely different issue). Kirkman has also created a Tumblr called MA'AM, which stands for Men Against Assholes and Misogyny, for guys to contribute and help educate others about sexism. [...]
This week's episode of The Sound of Young America has an excellent interview with Judd Apatow paired with two pieces by SNL writer Simon Rich that are read by Jen Kirkman and Paul Scheer. How can you argue with all of that? Here's a convenient stream of the whole thing: