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Bio

Kristen Schaal is one of the rising stars of the alternative comedy scene, with glowing reviews and multiple awards marking her ascent. She just completed the run of her two-person show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where she and her comedy partner Kurt Braunohler were nominated for the If.Comedy Award (Perrier Award).

She won the award for Best Alternative Comic at HBO's 2006 United States Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. Kristen is the recipient of the second annual Andy Kaufman Award hosted by the New York Comedy Festival, as well as the winner of the 2006 Nightlife Award in New York for best female stand-up. In October 2005 she was included in New York Magazine's "Ten Funniest New Yorkers You've Never Heard Of."

She is the Senior Women's Correspondent for the Daily Show. Kristen has also been hired as a writer on Comedy Central's South Park, but only for one month.

She is a series regular on HBO's Flight of the Conchords and can also be seen in "Penelope Princess of Pets," which she co-created with Braunohler, on superdeluxe.com.

Kristen Schaal

Mel

played by Kristen Schaal