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. Kristen 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, Kristen was nominated for the Edinburgh Festival's If.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 was a series regular on HBO's Flight of the Conchords and her voice can be heard on FOX's Bob's Burgers. She's appeared for about one minute in a handful of movies. She and Daily Show writer Rich Blomquist co-wrote The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex.