Thank you, Eugene Mirman for letting me part of the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in Brooklyn this past weekend. As always, The Bell House is my favorite place to perform in NYC.
And since the popular among the young and hip website Brooklyn Vegan came to review the show but left when I took the stage as headliner - due to what seemed like the author saying he hates my comedy and he wrote about my “success” in an undermining, condescending way and then said he was drunk and had gas….so I’ll review my own set. (Click the link above to read his “review”)
"I was the only woman on the show (just happened that way…) and everyone was amazing, hilarious, successful, talented, beloved and the audience was wonderful. I came on at midnight after the audience had already been slayed with two hours of non-stop comedy. I had a hugely great set which involved interacting with the audience, improvising on some new material and closing with a story. I’ll say it - I killed. I’m sorry little boys who write for websites can’t get on board with my comedy. I was punk rock before the kid who wrote this article was - not that that matters. But I can hold my liquor and stay up past midnight and I’m older than him. I will correct him on a few things. Although my book was a "best seller" it didn’t sell "zillions" of copies due to the book industry being in the toilet, so while it’s difficult and an honor to be a best seller it doesn’t any longer imply zillions sold, something he would know out of personal experience if he wrote for more than just websites. While I did a great job and loved being on Chelsea Lately, I wouldn’t say I was beloved by the audience. Many times Chelsea Lately fans have come to my shows disappointed that I’m a little more raw in real life and not talking about Lindsay Lohan, something that Brooklyn Vegan readers should love but won’t give a chance to - because I guess it’s not cool to watch a successful woman from L.A. who is on TV do comedy. And he can say his attitude isn’t steeped in sexism all he wants - but of course that’s what he would say. He’s a young white guy. Also, I was wearing tight rubber pants. No man worth his salt would walk away from that." - Jen Kirkman’s review of her set at the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, Saturday 9/22 at 10pm at the Bell House in Brooklyn."