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LA Weekly just named Stelling #2 on a list of “12 L.A. Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013.” She was a New Face of Comedy at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal which prompted Beth to relocate to Los Angeles. A few months after arriving in LA, she made her standup television debut on TBS’s Conan.
Conan announced the release of her debut comedy album, Sweet Beth, on Rooftop Comedy’s record label. Her second stand-up television appearance was on TV Guide Network’s Stand-up In Stilettos with Kate Flannery. Beth is also one of the “Top 18 Women You Should Be Following On Twitter” by Huffington Post.
Stelling started telling jokes seriously in Chicago where she was a cast member of Chicago Underground Comedy. She performed stand-up at the top comedy venues, studied improv at The Annoyance Theater and tri-hosted a show called “Entertaining Julia” that remains beloved today with her friends Tiffany and Danielle Puterbaugh. In 2010 The Chicago Reader named her the “Best Stand-up Comedian in Chicago.”
Beth continues to work bars, theaters, bookstores, sex shops, clubs, festivals and colleges across the country. She’s had the honor and delight of working with Rob Delaney, Sarah Silverman, Kristen Schaal, Andy Richter, Mario Joyner, Jimmy Pardo, Bill Burr, Nick Kroll, Kyle Kinane, Jim Norton, Jim Jeffries, Dana Gould, Greg Proops and Puppetry of the Penis among others. Beth runs a weekly L.A. show called The Business with 3 dude comics at The Lyric Hyperion Theater in Silverlake, every Thursday at 8p.
Outside of stand-up comedy, Stelling made her network television debut on ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7″ in Fall of 2010 (she played a murderer’s ex-roommate). She acts in short films, has told stories with The Moth many times and dabbles in voiceover. Stelling obtained a theater degree from Miami University, interned with The School at Steppenwolf and is currently studying with Lesly Kahn in Los Angeles. Stelling’s creation and portrayal of Vern Schultz in “Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche” earned her a nomination for a 2011 Chicago Beat Award for Best Actress in a Non-Equity play. “Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche” was produced Off Broadway by the SoHo Playhouse and is being published by Samuel French in 2013.