Beth Stelling didn't step back to crack jokes about her wanna-be actor dad on her new Netflix special. Well, delve with us to learn more about him.
If you enjoy stand-up comedy, keep an eye out for Beth Stelling: If You Didn’t Want Me Then, a new one-hour special by comedian & writer Beth Stelling on Netflix. She cracks jokes about camping with a made-up husband, aging in dog years, and keeping an eye on her father's raccoon army.
In case you're unfamiliar with Beth's work, here's a brief description of her. Her debut comedy album, Sweet Beth, helped her achieve notoriety and solidify her status as a budding comic talent. Her career took off when she made her television debut on Conan in 2014. She has been on well-known shows over the past 10 years, including Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, and Last Call with Carson Daly.
Since Beth Stelling takes her dad jokes to the next level in the new Netflix special, many people have been wanting to know more about him, including his name. Well, we've got you covered.
Beth Stelling’s Wanna-Be Actor Dad Started His Own Show Business After He Was Turned Down by Hollywood!
If you know Beth Stelling (@bethstelling), you might be aware that she doesn't hesitate to make jokes about her upbringing, her family, and even herself as well. In the new Netflix special, he provides a lot of detail about her "wanna-be actor dad" and we agree it was pretty hilarious.
Even though the American stand-up comedian frequently brings her mom and dad to her jokes, she has never ever revealed their identity. She hasn't even mentioned their name a single time. However, she did reveal that her parents divorced in her new special comedy, If You Didn’t Want Me Then. Well, here's a brief detail.
We have yet to discover the real identity of Beth Stelling's dad.
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Young Beth Stelling spent her time with her would-be actor dad in Orlando when she wasn't in her hometown, Doayton, which, as she notes, is not where you live if you want to be an actor. His acting ambitions were partially realized when he was cast as the Truck Driver in a Swamp Thing episode. We did our research but we were unable to find his name in the casting crew.
But when Hollywood turned him down, he started his own show business existence by creating absurd figures to carry signs that directed people to nearby shops. Stelling's dad could be anything: a pig, a pirate, or a pizza delivery guy. Although somewhat awkward, at least you get to play in the garage full of costumes (which occasionally included crotches).
The guy's most odd quality might surprise you—dressing up as a leprechaun in front of an Irish restaurant for a living—but Stelling effectively defends her dad's insistence on feeding Orlando's raccoon population a daily dinner of dog food and Hershey's kisses. It's understandable why he at one point had up to 91 regular nightly guests. Even one of Bert Stelling's holiday cards featured the critters, an honor Beth never received.
Stelling makes a strong argument for her dad's insistence on providing a nightly dinner of dog food and Hershey's kisses for Orlando's raccoon population. You'd think a career dressed up as a leprechaun in front of an Irish restaurant would be the guy's most quirky trait.
It's understandable why he at one point had up to 91 regular nightly guests. Beth Stelling concludes by telling a last tale about singing at a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, a cause that both she and her father support.
Beth Stelling’s Rise to Stardom!
Beth Stelling's new comedy special, If You Didn’t Want Me Then, is now streaming on Netflix.
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By 2010, Beth Stelling was a rising stand-up comic in Chicago and a part of the "Chicago Underground Comedy" group. Additionally, she received the title of Best Stand-up Comedian in Chicago from the renowned news publication The Chicago Reader.
In 2011, Beth moved to Los Angeles, where she later debuted on Conan and released her debut album. After Jimmy Kimmel saw her perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, she was asked to do stand-up on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and her career quickly took off.
While working on her Comedy Central special, Beth released her second comedy album, Simply the Beth, in 2015. On July 4, 2017, her second L.A.-shot, a half-hour stand-up special, The Standups, was made available on Netflix. She also released her comedy special, Girl Daddy, in 2020.