Beth Stelling on Sexpot Comedy, writing plays and tiny failures

Los Angeles-based comedian Beth Stelling has appeared on Conan, recently won the Internet on Comedy Central's @Midnight and has a debut album Sweet Beth available from Rooftop Comedy. Stelling, who cut her teeth in Chicago's vibrant comedy scene, will be in Denver Friday to co-headline Sexpot Comedy's Ice Queens and Ice Wizards comedy showcase with Kate Berlant. In advance of the show, we caught up with Stelling for an early morning phone interview, punctuated by adorable kitten yawns, to talk about Ice Queens, the tiny failures of open mics, and co-writing her play Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche.

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Byron Graham is a writer, comedian and gentleman thief from Denver. Co-host of Designated Drunkard: A Comedy Drinking Game, the deathless Lion's Lair open mic and the Mutiny Book Club podcast, Byron also writes about comedy for Westword. He cannot abide cowardice, and he's never been defeated in an open duel.
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