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By Roman Gokhman Source On-screen, comedian Kristen Schaal is best known for the off-beat, menacing yet lovable roles of band-stalker Mel on the HBO series Flight of the Conchords and, now, the Kenneth-abusing Hazel Wassername on NBC’s 30 Rock. Since first making waves in 2005, she’s had appearances as a “women’s issues correspondent” on The […]

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By Bill Brownstein Source Out-there fare is a specialty for Kristen Schaal, who will perform her Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen routine – without a hot tub

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By John Wenzel Source Kristen Schaal gets plenty of chances to play off other actors and comedians, from her star-making turn as obsessive music fan Mel in HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords” to her dozens of TV and film projects that followed.

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By Charissa Che Source Basic cable’s beloved band of misfits took their acts to Central Park last Wednesday, and when they found themselves displaced from their studio’s familiar cool environs into what was basically an outdoor sauna, things got a bit raunchier than usual. Indecision in the Park brought together the motley crew from The […]

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By Steve Marsh Source On Flight of the Conchords, YouTube minis like “Horrible People,” or The Daily Show, Kristen Schaal seems like the sweetest, most innocent girl in the world. But as Hurshe on the Adult Swim mini-series The Heart, She Holler, she’s total white trash. All spandex and Aqua Net, meth mouth and lizard […]

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By Adele Melander-Dayton Source If you’re unfamiliar with the comedian Kristen Schaal, you might think her a little shy as she walks up to the microphone on a darkened stage and clears her throat. Wearing a ruffled white blouse, Schaal solemnly intones: “Act One,” like a sixth-grader during final dress rehearsal for the school play. […]

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By reelz Source Jon Stewart, John Oliver, Josh Gad, Ana Gasteyer, and Kristen Schaal … all hilarious comedians, but on May 20th they were performing stories written by kids! No, they aren’t in desperate need of new material, they were helping out at the benefit for “Story Pirates,” a group that promotes literacy as a […]

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By Sarah Hepola Source The “Daily Show” and “Conchords” comedian discusses her erotic guide, “Mad Men” and being called “ugly”

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By Sam Adams Source Daily Show fans, or anyone who’s been to the multiplex in the last few months, won’t have any trouble recognizing Kristen Schaal as the granny-panty-and-tube-sock-clad avatar of Botticelli’s Venus on the cover of The Sexy Book Of Sexy Sex. The shirtless figure in the corner, clutching a blow-up doll and caressing […]

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