After being named a “New Face of Comedy” at the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, Beth Stelling decided to relocate to Los Angeles. Before leaving Chicago she was given the Silver Nail Award by Rooftop Comedy as one of 2011′s Best Underground Stand-up Comics.
Most recently Huffington Post called her a “standout” at SXSW 2012 in Austin, TX. Adding, “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+.”
Stelling reigned previously as Chicago’s mistress of all things deadpan. She was named the Best Stand-up Comedian by The Chicago Reader and The Chicago Tribune also listed her as a “Comedian to Watch.” In April of 2011 Stelling was named one of “Chicago’s Hottest 30 Under 30″ by Refinery29.com. Beth was a cast member of Chicago Underground Comedy and performed stand-up at all the top comedy venues in Chicago.
Beth continues to work clubs, festivals and colleges across the country featuring for comics such as Kyle Kinane, Jim Norton, Kumail Nanjiani, Jim Jeffries, Greg Proops and Puppetry of the Penis among others.
Stelling made her network television debut on ABC’s “Detroit 1-8-7″ in Fall of 2010. She has written for The Onion A.V. Club Chicago, performed in short films, obtained a theater degree from Miami University, and studied improv at the Annoyance Theater. 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.
As for the future? Time Out Chicago thinks, “Stelling will steal the show as the sassy best friend in a Hollywood rom-com and become America’s quirkiest character girl.”