Where she’s from: Needham, Massachusetts
Where you know her from: Kirkman has written for a number of TV shows, including Chelsea Lately, Perfect Couples, and After Lately. She’s also performed stand-up on Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and got wasted for both the Drunk History web series and television show. This past April, she released her first book, I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales from a Happy Life Without Kids.
What her jokes are like: Kirkman got divorced a few years ago, and has been very vocal about her desire to never remarry or have children. Her current act, as well as her book, focuses on the fact that not every woman wants the traditional husband-and-kids life.
Twitter handle: @JenKirkman
Follower count: 122,402
Most recent tweet about the U.S. government shutdown:

What’s in the clip below: Kirkman describes her life after gaining 30 lbs on cheese in the first year of her marriage.