After being named a “New Face of Comedy” at the Just for Laughs Montreal Festival, Beth Stelling relocated to Los Angeles. So all that stuff she did in Chicago means nothing. But if you want to know about it…
As Chicago’s mistress of all things deadpan, Beth Stelling was named the Best Stand-up Comedian by The Chicago Reader in their Best of Chicago 2010 Issue. 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.
Stelling was a cast member of Chicago Underground Comedy and performed stand-up at all the top alternative comedy venues in Chicago. She continues to work clubs and colleges across the country featuring for comics such as Kyle Kinane, Kumail Nanjiani, Jim Jeffries, 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, obtained a theater degree from Miami University, and studied improv at the Annoyance Theater. Her wildly popular variety show, Entertaining Julia, led TimeOut Chicago to call Stelling simply “hilarious.”
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.”