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 then 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 season two of Amazon's series Red Oaks.
Beth tours her stand-up extensively and embarked on her first international headlining tour to Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in addition to performing at festivals (SXSW, Bumbershoot, Warped Tour, NYCF, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands), clubs and colleges year round.
Beth was a staff writer for Judd Apatow's new HBO series Crashing starring Pete Holmes. She is a writer on season 3 of Another Period starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome on Comedy Central. Prior she'd been a consulting producer for MTV's Ridiculousness and created the role of Vern Schultz in the play Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche published by Samuel French.
Listen to Beth on The Adam Carolla Show, You Made It Weird, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, Paul F. Tompkins' Spontaneanation, Cry Babies with Sarah Thyre & Susan Orlean, 2 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
Los Angeles Magazine: 9 Women Who Are Radically Transforming L.A.