On the heels of her Netflix debut in The Standups, multi-talented comedian, actress and writer Beth Stelling is returning to The Windy City for what will surely be a night packed with pure comedy. Stelling, who performed one of Chicago’s most beloved intimate bar-room comedy spots — The Hideout — just earlier this year, will now be returning to the city she once called home for a set at the historical landmark venue Thalia Hall this December.
Thalia Hall was newly-renovated a few years back and has since quickly become a hotspot for fans of live music and comedy. And Stelling’s forthcoming show at the 1,300-capacity venue — the biggest since her aforementioned Netflix special — certainly marks a milestone for the Ohio-native now residing in Los Angeles.
Stelling’s appearance in The Standups saw the comic delivering a compact set of sharp-witted material, riffing on everything from family to the TSA to appearing in Playboy. The 30-minute set — a must-see for comedy special fans — was one of many recent notable TV appearances including Last Call with Carson Daly, The Meltdown with Johna and Kumail and Showtime’s SXSW Comedy special.
Aside from appearing in television series’ and writing for shows like HBO’s Crashing, Stelling manages to find ample time for the road. She’s made appearances at a number of buzzy festivals in 2017 including Bonnaroo and Comedy Central’s inaugural Colossal Clusterfest, in which she performed with Sarah Silverman & Friends and will perform at JFL Toronto later this month. She is also currently slated to open for Mike Birbiglia on a number of upcoming dates across the U.S. as well.