Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress. She is a product of the Chicago stand-up scene and studied improv at The Annoyance Theater under Susan Messing and Mick Napier. 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 chosen to be 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. She released her debut album "Sweet Beth" in 2012 on Rooftop Comedy Records. It was New & Noteworthy in iTunes' Comedy section. In 2014 Beth appeared on @midnight on Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately and The Pete Holmes Show.
Beth recently performed stand-up on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, after Jimmy saw her perform at UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade) and approached her personally.
Beth tours extensively performing at festivals (SXSW, Bumbershoot, Moontower, Maui Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest) and clubs across the country. She's opened for Sarah Silverman, Kristen Schaal, Rob Delaney, Kyle Kinane and Anthony Jeselnik. Beth embarked on her first international headline tour to Ireland, Australia and New Zealand this summer, in addition to headlining clubs and colleges year round.
She has a weekly stand-up show (9p Sundays) at UCB Sunset called CHURCH with Julian McCullough, Sean O'Connor and Brent Sullivan that LA Weekly deemed one of their new favorite shows of 2015. Beth has written for Comedy Central Digital, MTV's Ridiculousness and was a contributor to the play Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, which saw an off-Broadway run and is published by Samuel French. You can listen to Beth on The Adam Carolla Show, Pete Holmes' "You Made It Weird" #134 and Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction at Nerdist.com, or on Bob & Tom Radio when she's in the Midwest!
Beth also taped her Comedy Central Half Hour special this June in Boston that aired October 10th, following the release of her new album with Comedy Dynamics: "Simply the Beth" which debuted at #3 on the iTunes Comedy Charts. Her appearances on Showtime's Comedy of SXSW, Last Call with Carson Daly, and The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail all aired this summer.
Vulture: "The 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015"
"Top 18 Women You Should Be Following On Twitter" by Huffington Post
LA Weekly's no. 2 on a list of "12 L.A. Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013."
Patton Oswalt listed Beth as one of his favorite up-and-coming comics during his Reddit AMA.
Buzzfeed.com "14 Comedians Who You Should Be Paying Attention To."