Having established herself in the world of stand-up comedy, Kristen Schaal’s career took off around 2005 when New York Magazine featured her as one of the “The Ten Funniest New Yorkers You’ve Never Heard Of". Two years later, she scored a gig that would push her further into the national spotlight on HBO’s Flight of The Conchords, played Jemaine and Bret’s persistent stalker/fan Mel.
As an actress, Schaal’s credits also include 30 Rock, Wilfred, Modern Family, The Hotwives of Orlando, Glee, Broad City, How I Met Your Mother and a major role on the new FOX series The Last Man on Earth. She regularly appears as a commentator for The Daily Show, often presented as the "Senior Women’s Issues Correspondent".
Her distinctive tone has led to a ton of work as a voice artist, notably as the only woman in the main voice cast of Bob’s Burgers - a fact which was quite noticeable on the group’s recent live tour. She can be heard on WordGirl, BoJack Horseman, Gravity Falls, The Simpsons, Adventure Time, Archer, Aqua Teen Hunger Force and American Dad!, along with films within the Toy Story, Shrek, Despicable Me, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and The Penguins of Madagascar franchises.
As a writer, Schaal has worked on South Park and co-authored a book with her husband Rich Blomquist entitled The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex. Rumor has it that she’s also written a stellar one-woman play about the life of Emily Dickinson. It involves lots of hidden poems.
Long story short, she has a very long resume, and if this very funny lady has ever made you laugh, take a moment today to appreciate her talent and, hopefully, laugh some more.