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Jen Kirkman gets love from the hometown fans

Comedian Jen Kirkman will play Sept. 2 at the Sinclair in Cambridge.
Comedian Jen Kirkman will play Sept. 2 at the Sinclair in Cambridge.http:

A few days ago, comedian Jen Kirkman tweeted some concerns about ticket sales for her show Wednesday at the Sinclair in Harvard Square. “In a way, funny how much my home city hates me,” she wrote. “I sell out other shows in advance in other cities but Boston? They’re giving me high blood presh.”

Kirkman, who was raised in Needham, wound up deleting the tweet — not because her followers responded poorly, but because they were too nice. Almost immediately, locals began seeking forgiveness and suggesting ways to boost sales. “People were being way too apologetic,” Kirkman told us, laughing. “They got too sad.”


For the record, Kirkman — known for her work on “Drunk History,” the memoir “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids,” and her Netflix special, “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” — has a long track record of performing in front of crowds in her hometown.

“It is my comedy birthplace,” she says of the Boston area.

The Emerson grad was at the Wilbur over the holidays, and says she’ll be bringing new material to the Sinclair. She’ll also be having dinner with her parents, probably at 4:30 p.m.

“Not because they’re elderly, but because the doors [for the show] are at 7 p.m.”

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