Kristen Schaal

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Kristen Schaal is an actor, writer, stand-up comic and improviser. She performs primarily at The Peoples Improv Theater, and has been featured in numerous shows and films.


Kristen Schaal was named Best Alternative Comic at the 2006 HBO Comedy Arts Festival and won a New York Nightlife Award for Best Female Stand-Up. She was also the recipient of the second annual Andy Kaufman Award hosted by the New York Comedy Festival. In October 2005, Kristen was included in New York Magazine's "Ten Funniest New Yorkers you've Never Heard Of." Along with her comedy partner Kurt Braunohler, Schaal was recently nominated for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival IFC Comedy Award, the most prestigious award in the world named after a web site. Kristen is the Senior Women's Correspondent for The Daily Show. She was also a writer for South Park, but chose to leave the show after she was fired. Kristen is a series regular on HBO's Flight of the Conchords and can also be seen in the web series "Penelope: Princess of Pets," which she co-created with Braunohler. She is a member of The PIT house team Big Black Car.