Monster Touring, Blue Murder & Misspelt Youth Present BETH STELLING (USA)
“But the standout to us had to be comedian Beth Stelling. 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+.” — Huffington Post
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This July, American late night television’s favourite new sweetheart, Beth Stelling, will leave the bright lights of the States for a brief run of Australasian shows.
Trainspotters and casual comedy fans alike will recognise Stelling’s humour and charm from appearances on The Pete Holmes Show, Chelsea Lately, @midnight, Conan, You Made It Weird and Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito. Recently, Stelling had the honour of performing stand-up on Jimmy Kimmel Live, after Jimmy saw her perform live at The Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) Theatre and personally invited her to be a guest on his show.
Stelling was the opening act for fellow US comic Anthony Jeselnik on his recent tour, and regularly headlines comedy clubs across the United States. She has performed at the likes of SXSW, Montreal Just For Laugh’s Festival, Seattle’s Bumbershoot, The Maui Comedy Festival, RIOT L.A., Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, Portland’s All Jane No Dick, San Francisco’s Sketchfest and more.
Stelling has also written for Comedy Central Digital, MTV’s Ridiculousness and was a contributing writer of the play Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, which saw an off-Broadway run in NYC In 2012, Stelling released her debut album, Sweet Beth, on Rooftop Comedy Records, which received glowing reviews and was featured on iTunes’ New & Noteworthy section.
Stelling’s inherently likeable demeanour makes for a delightful and hilarious contrast with her acerbic wit. With her diverse CV as a writer, actor and improviser it’s no surprise that L.A Weekly named Beth in last year’s top two female comedians to watch.
With a list of Australia’s finest comedians and theatres handpicked to host Stelling on her first Australian tour, this whirlwind week of intimate dates is set to show audiences why Patton Oswalt has named Stelling one of his favourite up-and-coming comedians.
For Australian fans of American alt-comedy as seen and heard on comedy podcasts and late night TV, this is an incredible chance to catch one of the scene’s rising stars live and in the flesh. Beth Stelling promises a night that will appeal to devotees of theatresports, storytelling and mordant observational comedy.
MELBOURNE- BELLA UNION, FRIDAY 3 JULY
Bart Freebairn, Anne Edmonds & Xavier Michelides
SYDNEY- GIANT DWARF, SATURDAY 4 JULY
Ben Jenkins, Becky Lucas & Cyrus Bezyan
BRISBANE – SIT DOWN COMEDY CLUB, SUNDAY 5 JULY
Jacob Lingard, Angus Gordon, Aaron Gocs & Alex Ward
PERTH – CAPITOL, WEDNESDAY 8 JULY
Tristan Fidler, Sam Cribb & Rory Lowe
ADELAIDE – RHINO ROOM, THURSDAY 9 JULY
Lori Bell, Leigh Qurban, Emily Grace Krog & Patrick McCaffre
Tickets available from misspeltyouth.com.au
Beth Stelling’s Bio: http://www.beth-stelling.squarespace.com/bio/
Beth on The Pete Holmes Show :