Beth Stelling To Record Debut Comedy Album At Chicago's The Comedy Bar July 20 & 21
June 22, 2012
San Francisco – June 2012 –
Rooftop Comedy, the leading interactive media producer of original comedy content, is pleased to announce the recording of Beth Stelling’s debut comedy album. The album is to be recorded in Chicago at The Comedy Bar on July 20th and 21st, will be hosted by The Puterbaugh Sisters and will include a feature set from Joe Kilgallon. Shows are at 8p & 10p and tickets are available at www.comedybarchicago.com.
Beth Stelling’s bio reads like that of a seasoned comedy veteran. After being named a “New Face of Comedy” at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, Beth decided to relocate to Los Angeles. Before leaving Chicago she was given the Silver Nail Award by Rooftop Comedy as one of 2011?s Best Underground Stand-up Comics. More recently Huffington Post called her a “standout” at SXSW 2012 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, Greg Proops and Dana Gould 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, 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.”
Contrary to what the aforementioned accolades might suggest, this will be Beth’s first album recording and will document some of the bits that she’s become renowned for as well as new material. Her album is scheduled for a late summer release and will be available everywhere fine comedy is sold.
THE COMEDY BAR, CHICAGO
157 W. Ontario
Chicago, IL 60654
Previously released recordings from ROOFTOP COMEDY PRODUCTIONS include: Tommy Johnagin’s Stand-up Comedy, Grammy® Nominee Sandra Bernhard’s I Love Being Me, Don’t You?, Hal Sparks’ Escape From Halcatraz, Moshe Kasher’s Everyone You Know Is Going To Die, And Then You Are, W. Kamau Bell’s Face Full Of Flour, Danny Bevins’ Inappropriate and Tom Segura’s Thrilled, among others.
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