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
– The Examiner
“The Best Underground Stand-Up Comic 2011?
Silver Nail Award
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