|Birth name||Jessi Ruth Klein|
August 17, 1975 |
New York City, New York, United States
|Medium||Writing, television, stand-up comedy, acting|
|Genres||Observational comedy, satire, political satire, sarcasm|
|Subject(s)||American culture, sex, everyday life, human behavior, American politics, pop culture|
Jessi Ruth Klein (born on August 17, 1975) is an American comedy writer and stand-up comic based out of New York City. Klein has regularly appeared on shows such as The Showbiz Show with David Spade and VH1's Best Week Ever, and has performed stand-up on Comedy Central's Premium Blend. She provided commentary for CNN in the debates of the 2004 presidential election. A self-proclaimed "geek", Klein has appeared on the television specials for My Coolest Years: Geeks on VH1 and Rise of the Geeks on E!. Klein also provided the voice of Lucy in the animated pilot for Adult Swim's Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil.
Klein previously worked as a director of development for Comedy Central. Some of the shows she helped develop for the network were Chappelle's Show and Stella. She currently serves as head writer and executive producer on Inside Amy Schumer.
In 2004 Klein appears twice in the Season 2 "Wayne Brady Show" episode of Chappelle's Show. First, in the boardroom to inform Dave of how replaceable he is on the show, and later she along with Neal Brennan are gassed by Chappelle "in the wings" just before Chappelle confronts Wayne Brady to take his show back.
Klein's Comedy Central Presents special aired on March 4, 2011.
- Jessi Klein at the Internet Movie Database
- Klein's official website
- Jessi Klein performs and is interviewed on Radio Happy Hour
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