The Plano Comedy Festival is proud to present our Saturday night headliner, Beth Stelling!
Beth started stand-up in Chicago where she became a member of Chicago Underground Comedy and hosted a Sunday night variety show with her best friends (The Puterbaugh Sisters) called Entertaining Julia (Julia was the bartender) at Town Hall Pub. After just three years, Beth was named Best Stand-up Comedian in Chicago by The Chicago Reader in 2010. Beth was selected from a Chicago showcase to be a New Face of Comedy in Montreal renowned Just for Laughs Festival and then moved to Los Angeles. Within her first late-night year in L.A., Beth made her late night TV debut on CONAN and appearances on Comedy Central’s @midnight, Chelsea Lately, and The Pete Holmes Show. Beth was asked to do stand-up on Jimmy Kimmel Live after Jimmy saw her perform at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. That year, Beth filmed SXSW Comedy with W. Kamau Bell in Austin, Texas as well as her first half-hour comedy special “Boner Appetit to You” produced by Comedy Central in Boston, and Vulture named it one of the Best Stand-up Specials of 2015. She then released her comedy album “Simply the Beth” which The Interrobang and Splitsider named one of the Top Ten Comedy Albums of 2015. Beth’s second half-hour stand-up special was filmed in L.A. and produced by Netflix for The Standups series (Season 1, Episode 5). Her performance left Paste Magazine, wanting to now see a full hour from Stelling. HBO Max answered their call with Beth’s first hour stand-up special “Girl Daddy” produced by Conan O’Brien and Team Coco. The New York Times named it The Best Debut Special of the year, adding, It’s a virtuosic performance, conversational while dense with jokes.
Outside of stand-up, Beth writes for television and film. Her credits include I Love You America with Sarah Silverman, The Last O.G. on TBS, Judd Apatow’s HBO series Crashing, Another Period on Comedy Central, Apple’s new animated series Strange Planet and season 8 of Rick and Morty for Adult Swim. Beth is a go-to hire for punch-up on features, after getting her start as an on-set writer and Associate Producer for the hit summer film Good Boys written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. On the acting front, Beth had a recurring role on Peacock’s comedy Rutherford Falls opposite Ed Helms and Jana Schmieding. She can also be seen in season 2 of Amazon’s series Red Oaks opposite Jennifer Grey, as well as guest starring on Comedy Central’s series Corporate. Beth had an online talk show called Drinks of My Life with JASH and Thrillist that can be found on YouTube. She’s also enjoyed voicing animated characters on American Dad, Pickle and Peanut and Strange Planet. You’re welcome to listen to Beth’s podcast (hosted with her mom Diane) entitled We Called Your Mom which has two seasons on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
This show is rated M for mature audiences and may not be suitable for children under the age of 16.
Marissa Nieto – HOST
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Showroom Rules and Instructions:
1. 2 food or beverage menu item minimum required in the showroom.
2. Silence your cell phone upon entering the showroom.
3. No video recording or flash photography.
4. No heckling. Please be respectful of all performers, festival volunteers, staff, and audience members. Any disrespectful, disruptive, or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. You will be removed from the show.
By purchasing a ticket, you consent to the following:
1. The Plano Comedy Festival will video record and photograph certain portions of the show that may include audience members.
2. The Plano Comedy Festival strives to curate a comedy festival of quality performers with unique experiences and artistic expression. Some content may be offensive and not suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. The views expressed by the performer do not reflect the views of the Plano Comedy Festival.
The Plano Comedy Festival is the largest comedy festival in North Texas presenting over 20 shows in 8 days at The Plano House of Comedy in The Shops at Legacy. The festival will feature over 100 comedy acts of stand-up, improv, sketch, magic, and more. The festival will also present a comedy brunch, roast battle, workshops, after parties, and a free family friendly show.
The mission of the Plano Comedy Festival is to enrich the City of Plano and surrounding communities with the comedic arts by organizing an annual comedy festival that contributes to Plano’s artistic development and creates an environment for comedians to showcase their talent, grow, network, and make great comedy together.
Plano Comedy Festival, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization and is funded in part by the City of Plano.