I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman Podcast is a weekly intimate conversation with stand-up comedian and New York Times best-selling author Jen Kirkman, often from the comfort of her own bed. Jen shares what’s on her mind each week, occasionally asking you to hold on while she answers a text or searches for the perfect song as the backdrop for her next story. You won’t hear comedians riffing over one another and you won’t hear any guests. Instead, Jen shares the minutiae of her week, and it feels like you’re on the phone with your rambling, slightly neurotic, hilarious best friend. If you’re lucky, you’ll be treated to an appearance by one of Jen’s improvised characters, such as the “Keep Calm and Live-Laugh-Love” lady, who is frequently offended by Jen’s child-free globe-trotting lifestyle, or the “F*** the Haters” girl, a millennial who doesn’t quite get Jen’s humor.
I Seem Fun is an honest, candid look at the day-to-day life of a full-time stand-up comedian, writer, and performer. Jen is adamant that she is not a “Celebrity” in the formal sense, since she still carries her own luggage and is rarely recognized. But, for a non-show-business person, these behind the scenes stories nonetheless fascinate. Want to know how Drunk History works from the Queen of Drunk History herself? Want to know what it was like to work on Chelsea Lately or how Jen made her recently released Netflix special, I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)? Jen has covered all of these topics and so much more, along the way developing a strong sense of community with her listeners.
Do yourself a favor and listen to the first few episodes of I Seem Fun for a proper introduction to Jen before getting started on recent episodes. But be warned—I Seem Fun lends itself to binge listening, so you might find yourself happily catching up on all 94 episodes of the world of Jen Kirkman.