She’s a product of the Chicago stand-up scene and studied improv at The Annoyance Theater. Beth’s background is in theatre; she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Miami University and interned for The School at Steppenwolf in Chicago before graduation.
Starting stand-up in Chicago, Stelling became a member of Chicago Underground Comedy and hosted a Sunday night variety show in Boystown with her best friends, The Puterbaugh Sisters, for many years called Entertaining Julia (Julia was the bartender). The show is now called The Puterbaugh Show and runs in Los Angeles at AKBAR in Silver Lake the first Sunday of every month.
Beth was named “Best Stand-up Comedian in Chicago” by The Chicago Reader in 2010. Soon after she was a New Face of Comedy in Montreal’s renowned Just for Laughs Festival and re-located to Los Angeles in 2011. Within her first year in L.A., Beth made her late night TV debut on CONAN and released her debut album “Sweet Beth” on Rooftop Records. She also appeared on comedy programs such as Comedy Central’s @midnight, Chelsea Lately and The Pete Holmes Show.
Beth was asked to perform stand-up on Jimmy Kimmel Live after Jimmy saw her perform at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. That year Beth filmed her first half hour stand-up special with Comedy Central in Boston, and Vulture named it one of the “Best Stand-up Specials of 2015”. In conjunction with her Comedy Central special, Stelling released her second comedy album “Simply the Beth”. The Interrobang and Splitsider named it one of the top ten albums of 2015. Her second half hour stand-up special was filmed in L.A. and is now streaming on Netflix as part of The Standups series (season 1, episode 5). Beth’s first hour stand-up special “Girl Daddy” produced by Conan O’Brien and Team Coco is available now on HBO Max. The New York Times called it “The Best Debut Special of the year,” adding, “It’s a virtuosic performance, conversational while dense with jokes.”
As a writer, Beth has written on I Love You America with Sarah Silverman, The Last O.G. on TBS, HBO’s Crashing, Another Period on Comedy Central, Apple’s upcoming animated series Strange Planet and she is currently writing for season 8 of Rick and Morty for Adult Swim. Beth is a go-to hire for punch-up on features, after getting her start as an on-set writer and Associate Producer for the hit summer film Good Boys written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
On the acting front, Beth has a recurring role on Peacock’s comedy Rutherford Falls opposite Ed Helms and Jana Schmieding. She can also be seen in season 2 of Amazon’s series Red Oaks opposite Jennifer Grey, as well as guest starring on Comedy Central’s series Corporate. You’re welcome to listen to Beth’s podcast (hosted with her mom Diane) called We Called Your Mom which has two seasons on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.