BIO: Kristen Schaal

By Jason Matthews

(Voice of Louise on BOB’S BURGERS)

Kristen Schaal is a rising star in the comedy scene who won Best Alternative Comic at the 2006 Aspen Comedy Arts Festival and the New York Comedy Festival’s Andy Kaufman Award. She is also the recipient of the New York Nightlife Award in 2006 for Best Female Stand-Up. In October 2005, she was included in New York magazine’s “The Ten Funniest New Yorkers You’ve Never Heard Of.”

Schaal recently completed the run of her two-person show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where she and her comedy partner were nominated for an if.comedy Award.

Her recent credits include “Flight of the Conchords” and “Dinner for Schmucks,” as well as voice-over appearances in “Toy Story 3” and “Shrek Forever After.” Schaal’s “Comedy Central Presents” special debuted in 2009, and she also served as consultant and writer on “South Park.” Additional film and television credits include “Modern Family,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force,” “When In Rome,” “Get Him To The Greek,” “Valentine’s Day,” “Mad Men,” “Ugly Betty” and “How I Met Your Mother.”

Up next from this sassy lady is “The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex,” a sex guide co-authored with boyfriend and “The Daily Show” writer Rich Blomquist.

Schaal currently lives in New York.


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