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    Beth Stelling Biography: A Look Into The Life of A Stand-Up Comedian


    By Max - Jul 12, 2023 | Updated On: 12 July, 2023 | 5 min read

    By Max , 5 min read - Jul 12, 2023

    Updated On: 12 July, 2023

    Beth Stelling Biography. Image Source: Instagram.

  • It’s said that stand-up comedy is an alpha’s job in which only the person with a microphone is allowed to talk. On a similar note, Beth Stelling, a fearless woman, is a stand-up comedian and writer who doesn’t shy away from talking about sensitive subjects like physical abuse, domestic violence, and abortion.

    Beth, a well-known comic, has hosted a number of comedy specials. She has served as a writer on the animated show Rick and Morty and hosts a podcast with her mom called We Called Your Mom. She has performed in the Netflix series titled The Standups and served as a writer for the HBO tv series called Crashing.

    Beth gained wide popularity after releasing her debut comedy album, Sweet Beth. Further, Vulture, a popular entertainment website, named Beth’s comedy album Simply the Beth as one of the best comedy specials of 2015. Stick with us as we discuss Beth Stelling biography and her life until now.

  • Raised By a Single Mom

    Beth Stelling was born on April 9, 1986, in Southwestern Ohio, to parents Diane Duval (mother) and Bert Stelling (father). Beth has two older sisters, Meghan Stelling Ewing and Hannah Stelling Klaiber. Beth with her mom Diane host together a podcast called, We Called Your Mom.

    When Beth and her sisters were children when their parents got divorced. Stelling’s father, Bert, left to become an actor and moved to Orlando. When Beth was 9, her mom remarried a local church organist, but their marriage lasted for only a short time. Therefore, Diane as a single mother, raised three children alone, moving between Michigan and Ohio. Beth’s maternal family was originally from Louisville.

    Beth Stelling Biography

    Beth Stelling Biography. Image Source: Instagram.

    The comedian’s background has been in theatre since her childhood. Stelling was interested in arts with little inclination towards comedy and satire. In high school, she won the 2003 Ohio Speech and Debate Associate Championship in Humorous Interpretation.

    In 2007, Beth attended Miami University and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in theatre. Before graduation, she interned for The School at Steppenwolf in Chicago and studied improv at The Annoyance Theater. With over five years of living in the city, Beth became a product of the Chicago stand-up scene.

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    Beth Stelling Boyfriend, Marriage, Personal Life

    Beth started dating comedian Sam Morrill right after escaping an abusive relationship with her ex-boyfriend. Stelling first met comedian Sam while she was recording her special for Comedy Central in Boston in June 2015. Also, Sam was recording his own Comedy Central half-hour.

    It was revealed multiple times that Beth Stelling’s boyfriend helped her to recover from the trauma and comforted her in difficult times. She once praised her stand-up comedian boyfriend as a loving and caring partner who doesn’t get tired of listening and making her laugh. Unfortunately, they parted ways after a year and a half of dating.

    After breaking up with Sam, Beth was seen spending more time with Canadian actor, writer, and comedian, Gavin Matts. As per reports, the couple started dating in mid-2017. Although they publicly addressed each other as best friends, the two seemed to share an extremely comfortable equation. As of now, Beth is completely private about her personal life. She hasn’t revealed anything about her relationship status, which often makes her fans curious.

  • Beth Stelling Biography

    Beth Stelling Biography. Image Source: Instagram.

    Among the three Stelling sisters, Beth is the only one who hasn’t married to date. She has been in a few romantic relationships, but Beth has still left a date unmarked for her wedding dress. When she is not working, the comedian is often seen spending quality time with her mom and sisters. Likewise, she is very fond of her nieces and nephews born to her older sisters.

    Both of her sisters are accomplished in their respective careers. Hannah studies the Family Nurse Practioner program at Chamberlain University. Similarly, Meghan has been serving as the managing director and educator at Beautycounter since 2015. It is a skincare, makeup, and bath-body company that focuses on providing safe beauty products.

    The funny comedian has a strong emotional bond with her father, Bert. Although he left the family to become an actor, Bert later pursued physical education. He is the owner and sole operator of Stars on Call, a company that promotes people’s business through live roadside commercials and character directions.

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  • Physical Assault and Molestation by Ex-Boyfriend

    In December 2015, Stelling shared an Instagram post (now deleted) about an abusive relationship with an ex-boyfriend, sharing images of her arms and legs covered in dark bruises. The Netflix writer claimed that her ex-boyfriend, Cale Hartman, a renowned LA-based comedian, physically abused and forcefully molested her. Afterward, he asked her not to talk about him in public to spare his reputation.

    After feeling fearful and ashamed, Stelling took to social media to write a lengthy post about her experiences as a survivor of domestic violence. In response to his ex-girlfriend’s allegations, Hartman denied the claims stating Beth’s accusations as false and harmful. No charges were made against him, and Beth has already moved on with her personal life.

    Emerging as Chicago’s Best Comedian

    Right after graduating in 2007, Beth started doing stand-up shows in local Chicago bars. She became a member of Chicago Underground Comedy and hosted a Sunday night variety show at Town Hall Pub. Just after three years of her professional stand-up began, Beth was named Best Stand-up Comedian in Chicago by The Chicago Reader in 2010.


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    Until 2012, Stelling lived in Chicago, doing comedy shows and gigs. She even became the New Face of Comedy in Montreal’s renowned Just for Laughs Festival. The standup performer relocated to Los Angeles in 2014 after releasing her debut comedy album Sweet Beth.

  • The Ohio native’s second comedy album, Simply the Beth, was named one of the Top Ten Comedy Albums of 2015. HBO Max answered their call with Beth’s first-hour stand-up special, Girl Daddy, produced by Conan O’Brien and Team Coco. The New York Times called it The Best Debut Special of the Year.

    Beth Stelling Net Worth, Career as a Comedian, Writer, and Actor

    The same year, Stelling made her late-night television debut on Conan and made appearances on Comedy Central’s Midnight, Chelsea Lately, and The Pete Holmes Show. Likewise, she has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Show. Stelling’s first half-hour Comedy Central special, Boner Appetit to You, was named one of the Best Stand-up Specials of 2015 by Vulture.

    One of the best rising comedians, Beth Stelling net worth could be of commendable sum even though the exact revelation of her fortune is yet to be made. The major source of her income includes her stint as a stand-up comedian and writer. The average low-to-high ticket price for Stelling’s shows ranges between $49-$100.

    The average salary for tv show writers is reported to be around $68,000 a year. Also, she owns a merchandise name, Bethselling, where products such as socks and shirts can be bought.

    Socks Price T-shirts Price Sleeve Shirt Price
    Petty Betty Socks $16 The Bagel Years Baseball Tee $27.99 Dayton Special Long-Sleeve Shirt $25
    Women’s Stand-Up Socks $16 Girl Daddy Pocket Tee/Stelling Van $22.99
    Beth Stelling / Girl Daddy Rings Portrait $22.99

    Table Source: bethstelling.com

  • As a writer, Beth has collaborated with Sarah Silverman for I Love You America. Similarly, her other works include The Last O.G. on TBS, HBO’s Crashing, Another Period on Comedy Central, Apple’s animated series Strange Planet and an episode named Adult Swim of Rick and Morty. In August 2020, her one-hour special Girl Daddy premiered on HBO Max.

    As an actor, Beth had a recurring role in Peacock’s comedy Rutherford Falls opposite Ed Helms and Jana Schmieding. She also had a role in season two of Amazon’s series Red Oaks opposite Jennifer Grey.

    We hope that the comedian continues to make us laugh for years to come and also hope to add to Beth Stelling biography with her future accomplishments.


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