Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress. She's a product of the Chicago stand-up scene and studied improv at The Annoyance Theater. Beth's background is in theatre; she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University and interned at The School at Steppenwolf in Chicago.
Stelling became a member of Chicago Underground Comedy and hosted a Sunday night variety show in Boystown with her best friends, The Puterbaugh Sisters, for many years called Entertaining Julia (Julia was the bartender).
Beth was named "Best Stand-up Comedian in Chicago" by The Chicago Reader in 2010. Soon after she was a New Face of Comedy in Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival and re-located to Los Angeles in 2011. Within her first year in L.A., Beth made her late night television debut on Conan and released her debut album "Sweet Beth" on Rooftop Comedy Records. Beth appeared on Comedy Central's @midnight, Chelsea Lately and The Pete Holmes Show.
More recently Beth was asked to perform stand-up on Jimmy Kimmel Live, after Jimmy saw her perform at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. Since then Beth filmed her Comedy Central half hour stand-up special in Boston (now available on Hulu), and Vulture named it one of the "Best Stand-up Specials of 2015."
In conjunction with her Comedy Central special, Stelling released her second (and better) comedy album "Simply the Beth." The Interrobang and Splitsider named it one of the top ten albums of 2015.
Other places to find Beth: Showtime's "Comedy of SXSW," the indie movie "This Isn't Funny" on Netflix or iTunes, Last Call with Carson Daly, The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail, and in the June '16 issue of Elle Magazine.
Beth tours extensively and embarked on her first international headlining tour to Ireland, Australia and New Zealand last summer in addition to performing at festivals (SXSW, Bumbershoot, Warped Tour, NY Comedy Festival, Bonnaroo, Pemberton, SF Sketchfest), clubs and colleges year round.
Beth writes for Judd Apatow's new HBO series CRASHING starring Pete Holmes. In the past she's been a consulting producer for MTV's Ridiculousness and contributor to the play Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, which saw an off-Broadway run and is published by Samuel French.
Listen to Beth on The Adam Carolla Show, Pete Holmes' You Made It Weird #134, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction (Nerdist.com), Paul F. Tompkins' Spontaneanation, Cry Babies with Sarah Thyre & Susan Orlean, Two Dope Queens Podcast and We Should Have a Podcast.
TimeOut Los Angeles "Comic to Watch in 2016"
Vulture: "The 10 Best Stand-Up Specials of 2015"
"Top 18 Women You Should Be Following On Twitter" by Huffington Post
(ABOVE) Photog: Mandee Johnson Friend: Betsy Koch Where: The Super Serious Show at The Virgil