Kristen Schaal is a giant of the alternative comedy scene and gets hungry every time she smells the blood of John Oliver. She was named Best Alternative Comic at the 2006 HBO Comedy Arts Festival and won a New York Nightlife Award for Best Female Stand-Up. Schaal was also the recipient of the second annual Andy Kaufman Award hosted by the New York Comedy Festival. In October 2005, she was included in New York Magazine's "Ten Funniest New Yorkers You've Never Heard Of." Along with her comedy partner Kurt Braunohler, she was recently nominated for the Edinburgh Festival's IF Comedy Award, the most prestigious award in the world named after a Web site.
Schaal 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. She is a series regular on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords" and can also be seen in the Web series "Penelope Princess of Pets," which she co-created with Braunohler. Schaal dreams of some day eating John Oliver.