BWCF Presents

Beth Stelling

All Ages Welcome
Friday, August 23
Doors: 7pm



Beth Stelling
Official Site

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’s renowned Just for Laughs Festival and then moved to Los Angeles. Within her first 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 Appétit 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 (Beth can be found on 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.

Opening acts coming soon! 

For more information about Blue Whale Comedy Festival and this year’s festival schedule, visit BWCF.


Please do not attend this event if you have a diagnosis of coronavirus, have been in contact with a confirmed case in the last 5 days or have been told to quarantine/isolate within the last 5 days. Also, do not attend if you are showing symptoms of a new cough, a new onset of shortness of breath, or had a fever within the last 48 hours.  

Smoking and vaping is not allowed inside of Cain’s Ballroom.


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