After being named a “New Face of Comedy” at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, Beth Stelling relocated to Los Angeles. A few months after arriving in LA, she made her standup television debut on Conan. When Conan introduced her, he announced the release of her debut album, Sweet Beth, on Rooftop Comedy’s record label. Rooftop has been a big supporter of Beth, giving her the Silver Nail Award in 2011 as one of the Best Underground Stand-up Comics.
Beth most recently performed with Kate Flannery, Carole Montgomery and Trish Suhr on TV Guide’s Stand-up In Stilettos set to premiere November 10th, 2012.
The Huffington Post called her a “standout” at 2012 SXSW Festival in Austin, TX. Adding, “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+.”
Stelling reigned previously as Chicago’s mistress of all things deadpan. She was named the Best Stand-up Comedian by The Chicago Reader and The Chicago Tribune also listed her as a “Comedian to Watch.” In April of 2011 Stelling was named one of “Chicago’s Hottest 30 Under 30″ by Refinery29.com. Beth was a cast member of Chicago Underground Comedy and performed stand-up at all the top comedy venues in Chicago.
Beth continues to work clubs, festivals and colleges across the country featuring for comics such as Kyle Kinane, Jim Norton, Kumail Nanjiani, Jim Jeffries, Dana Gould, Greg Proops and Puppetry of the Penis among others.
Stelling made her network television debut on ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7 in Fall of 2010. She has written for The Onion A.V. Club Chicago, performed in short films, done a McDonald’s sexy voiceover commercial, obtained a theater degree from Miami University, and studied improv at the Annoyance Theater. Stelling’s creation and portrayal of Vern Schultz in Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche earned her a nomination for a 2011 Chicago Beat Award for Best Actress in a Non-Equity play.
As for the future? Time Out Chicago thinks, “Stelling will steal the show as the sassy best friend in a Hollywood rom-com and become America’s quirkiest character girl.”
Kristen Schaal & Friends
Friday, January 25th, 10:30pm, Cobb’s Comedy Club