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Comedian Jen Kirkman comes to Sacramento

Jen Kirkman performs Tuesday at Harlow’s.
Jen Kirkman performs Tuesday at Harlow’s. Courtesy of jenkirkman.com

Jen Kirkman has performed on virtually every hit comedy show, has over 150,000 Twitter followers and will die alone. And she’s perfectly fine with that.

Kirkman’s 2015 North American tour will come to Harlow’s Bar and Restaurant Tuesday night. After the May release of her new comedy special “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” on Netflix, Kirkman will be debuting new material in Sacramento.

“The Netflix special is basically what I’ve been doing on the road the last few years. All that material is now, I guess, dead,” Kirkman said. “Tomorrow night will be new stuff.”

The comedian has been featured on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan” and “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show.” She appears regularly on Comedy Central’s “@midnight” and was a longtime guest and writer on “Chelsea Lately,” She has been touring as a headliner for six years.

As a regular guest on Funny or Die’s “Drunk History,” she drank large amounts of wine before describing historical events. Kirkman cited Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Maria Bamford as some of her favorite comedians.

Her jokes often involve strange interactions with people in her everyday life, resulting in a wide range of comedic material.

Tuesday will be Kirkman’s first Sacramento show, though she said she has performed 12-15 times in San Francisco. While most comics enjoy San Francisco’s hip, modern crowd, Kirkman said it was far from her favorite place to perform.

“I tend to have very quiet audiences (in San Francisco),” she said. “I’ve heard Sacramento is really cool, and maybe a little less uptight.”

Doors open at 7 p.m., and Kirkman performs 8. $18 at the door.

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