The Pacific Northwest is becoming a comedy hot bed, and thanks to the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the nurturing environment of the city, Portland is a scene on the verge. The goal of Funny Over Everything is to put together an entertaining show, but one with a curatorial eye towards the comedians involved. This isn’t an open-mic, and nobody is getting booked because they’re nice.
The Funny Over Everything comedy showcase is a monthly series showcasing some of the best, most innovative up-and-coming stand-up comedians that the nation has to offer. Past performers include Moshe Kasher, Ron Funches, Hannibal Buress, Ian Karmel, Timmy Williams, Sean Jordan and Shane Torres.
Stelling started telling jokes seriously in Chicago where she was a cast member of Chicago Underground Comedy. She performed stand-up at the top comedy venues, studied improv at The Annoyance Theater and tri-hosted a show called “Entertaining Julia” that remains beloved today with her friends Tiffany and Danielle Puterbaugh. In 2010 The Chicago Reader named her the “Best Stand-up Comedian in Chicago.”
Beth continues to work bars, theaters, bookstores, sex shops, clubs, festivals and colleges across the country. She’s had the honor and delight of working with Rob Delaney, Sarah Silverman, Kristen Schaal, Andy Richter, Jimmy Pardo, Matt Braunger, Kyle Kinane, Jim Norton, Dana Gould and Greg Proops among others. Beth has a weekly L.A. show called CHURCH with Julian McCullough, Sean O’Connor & Brent Sullivan at The Church on York in Highland Park, every Monday at 8:30p starting Jan. 6, 2014.
Beth most recently won the internet on Chris Hardwick’s show @midnight on Comedy Central. LA Weekly named Stelling #2 on a list of “12 L.A. Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013.” Patton Oswalt also listed Beth as one of his favorite up-and-coming comics during his AMA on Reddit. Buzzfeed.com says she’s one of “14 Comedians Who You Should Be Paying Attention To.” She is in good company in Aritzia magazine’s comedy edition. She was a New Face of Comedy at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and returned in 2013 to record HBO Canada’s Funny As Hell with Jon Dore. A few months after arriving in LA, Stelling made her standup television debut on TBS’s Conan.
“But the standout to us had to be comedian Beth Stelling. Her stand-up is so accessible and smart, she has no problem getting the men in her audience to crack up over a tilted uterus joke. A+.” - Huffington Post on SXSW 2012
“Incredibly naturally funny person, with a marvelous stage presence that’s both powerful and responsive. I’ve honestly never seen her not kill’” – The Examiner
“The Best Underground Stand-Up Comic 2011″ – RooftopComedy.com’s Silver Nail Award