Jessi Klein

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Jessi Klein
Birth name Jessi Ruth Klein[1]
Born (1975-08-17) August 17, 1975 (age 41)
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 August 17, 1975) is an American comedy writer and stand-up comic based out of New York City.[2] 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.

Appearances and career[edit]

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.

In 2009, she wrote and co-starred in Michael and Michael Have Issues on Comedy Central. She also worked as a writer on Saturday Night Live during the 2009-2010 season.

Klein's Comedy Central Presents special aired on March 4, 2011.

Klein made her first-time appearance as a panelist on NPR's comedy-news quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! on June 25, 2011.[3] She was the first female guest host of the program on March 11, 2017. [4]

She has been an executive producer and writer for Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central since its debut, and won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series in 2015 for her work on the show.

Klein released her debut book in July 2016, You'll Grow Out of It, which became a New York Times best seller.

In 2017 she will appear in the animated sitcom Big Mouth.[5]



  • Klein, Jessi (2016). You'll grow out of it. 

Essays and reporting[edit]


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  2. ^ Times of Israel
  3. ^ NPR
  4. ^ 'Wait Wait' For March 11, 2017: With Not My Job Guest Neal Brennan
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2016-06-13). "Netflix Orders 'Big Mouth' Animated Series From Nick Kroll & Andrew Goldberg". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 

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