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March 30, 2022

Jen Kirkman releases new album ‘OK, Gen-X’

March 30, 2022

Pamela Sisson

Jen Kirkman’s new comedy album, ‘OK, Gen-X’ is now available via 800 Pound Gorilla Records everywhere comedy is streamed and sold

The 10-track album is an ode to the comic’s forgotten and most misunderstood generation and examines the flaws and freedoms of the generation that grew up between millennials and baby boomers. 

Speaking about the impetus behind the album, Kirkman said:

Boomers think we’re slackers and Gen-Z thinks we’re Boomers. ‘OK, Gen-X’ is an ode to the generation who grew up with indoor cigarette-smoking and only using a camera twice a year (“if you had a camera in the 90s, you were a photographer”). It’s a darkly funny remembrance of being a little girl who experienced sexism beginning at age four with the town flasher. Throughout my life men have continued to try to show me their dicks at inappropriate times, and society still thinks that’s not a big deal.

Kirkman produced the first Netflix special by a female comedian over the age of 40. Despite the successful and critically acclaimed ‘I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)’ and ‘Just Keep Livin’?’, she had heard a few times from studio execs that ‘men in America would not laugh at her jokes’ so she went on and wrote a comedy album instead. 

Recorded in December of 2021 at Union Hall over the course of a few nights in the renowned Brooklyn basement venue, the album offers a few useful tools to better understand the patriarchy.

The new album is now available via 800 Pound Gorilla Media. Check out Jen’s podcasts Anxiety Bites & No Fun: the Jen Kirkman Podcast, now in it’s tenth season.