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Kristen Schaal, January Jones, and More Join Will Forte's 'Last Man on Earth'

Will Forte's upcoming Fox comedy just added four cast members. THR reports that January Jones, Kristen Schaal, Cleopatra Coleman, and Getting On's Mel Rodriguez have joined the cast of The Last Man on Earth, which premieres in March 2015. Jones will play Melissa, who has "a 'strong independent spirit' and a mixture of 'warmth, strength, and a no-nonsense attitude'" while Rodriguez will play "optimist" Todd and Coleman/Schaal will play characters named Erica and Carol. The Last Man on Earth will include flashback scenes, so it's unclear whether the supporting cast will appear in Forte's post-apocalyptic world or only through his memories.

Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler Are Releasing a Hot Tub Album Through Kill Rock Stars

In a press release today, record label Kill Rock Stars announced the release of its first comedy compilation album with Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal's long-running variety/standup show Hot Tub, which started in 2005 at the PIT in New York and has continued at the Virgil in Los Angeles since the duo moved there in 2013. Braunohler and Schaal have picked ten of their favorite comedians for the album, and here they are:

  • Nate Bargatze
  • Emily Heller
  • Andres du Bouchet
  • Beth Stelling
  • Karen Kilgariff
  • Kyle Kinane
  • Heather Lawless
  • Eddie Pepitone
  • Eugene Mirman
  • Aparna Nancherla

The album will be recorded next week and released as a double vinyl/digital [...]

Kristen Schaal Gives a Women's Issues Update on 'The Daily Show'

Apparently since gender equality caught on there are some men out there who feel a little intimidated by the increasing girliness of America's modern workplace culture. Kristen Schaal illustrated this perfectly on last night's Daily Show, where she gave Jon a glimpse into her former cigar-sucking "manly man" bosses and warned of a glorious feminine takeover of the once masculine acts of workplace sexism and harassment, which are nothing compared to the emotional damage women do best.

Kristen Schaal Taught Jon Stewart All About Sexy Halloween Costumes

The Daily Show's long absent and much missed Women's Correspondent Kristen Schaal stopped by the show last night to talk about Halloween costumes. And things get pretty sexy.

Watch Kristen Schaal, Anthony Jeselnik, Nick Kroll, and More at a Comedy Roundtable

Here's The Hollywood Reporter's hour-long comedy roundtable, featuring Kristen Schaal, Anthony Jeselnik, Nick Kroll, Rob Delaney, and Cecily Strong. From Kroll's story about bombing in front of Bill Murray when he was new at stand-up to Schaal discussing a particular network's reluctance to air shows with female leads, it's an interesting and fun chat all around.

Kristen Schaal Makes a GOP Outreach Ad for the Dudes on 'The Daily Show'

Senior Women's Issues Correspondent Kristen Schaal paid a visit to the Daily Show desk last night, where she explored some of the Republican party's ridiculously sexist ads targeted to women and debuted her very own ad for men that's equally insulting.

Here's Kristen Schaal Playing Darth Vader

From John Moe's public radio show, Wits, here's a live sketch in which Kristen Schaal plays Star Wars villain Darth Vader, in case you've ever wondered what that would be like.

(via AV Club)

11 Uniquely Brilliant Standup Specials of 2013

As with most years, 2013 saw an overwhelming amount of excellent standup, far too much to ever catalogue. But the greatest specials of the year were unique and inventive; many played with the very idea of a special itself, while others featured profoundly personal stories spun into brilliant standup. What they share is their distinctness — each of these comics has made a special that captures their own undeniable form of genius. Here are the most distinctive, memorable standup specials of 2013.

Watch Kristen Schaal Tell Jay Leno About Her First Trip to a Strip Club

Here's Kristen Schaal on The Tonight Show last night, telling Jay Leno about her first trip to a strip club and how her first lap dance turned into her feeling her stripper for lumps. Luckily, she didn't have any because that would have been a strange conversation.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: Kristen Schaal – Live at the Fillmore

Kristen Schaal has been a stand-out star on TV for a long enough time — in live action shows like Flight of the Conchords and The Daily Show as well as cartoons like Bob’s Burgers and Gravity Falls — that it’s hard to believe that Live at the Fillmore is her first full-length standup special. But even if it’s surprising, it’s true; this week Comedy Central is releasing Schaal's debut Live at the Fillmore on DVD. In addition to Schaal's one-hour special, the DVD also features material from her performances on Comedy Central Presents and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, and her favorite appearances on The [...]

Aisha Tyler, Margaret Cho, Eric Stonestreet, Kristen Schaal, and Jack Black Join Weird Al in "Tacky" Music Video

Weird Al dropped his first Mandatory Fun music video today for "Tacky," which turns out is a parody of Pharrell's hit single "Happy." It includes a bunch of great comedy people happily dancing around while dressed up in awful neon getups too.

Kristen Schaal Warns Kindergarten Girls to Get Married Now Before It's Too Late

Apparently some lady wrote a book about how young women need to get married and pregnant as early as possible, so Senior Women's Issues Correspondent Kristen Schaal came on The Daily Show to not only shed more light on the issue, but educate a bunch of kindergarten girls about the importance of finding a man before they're all sterile and trapped for life with the scary monster that is loneliness.

ABC Buys Comedy Written by and Starring Kristen Schaal

Daily Show correspondent Kristen Schaal and former Daily Show writer Rich Blomquist (who's also her husband) have sold a sitcom to ABC, according to Deadline. The two will write American Monster, about "a small-town misfit who becomes an unlikely celebrity when she goes on trial for the murder of the century," who will be played by Schaal. The show will be produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who have already sold two other pilots this season – the Johnny Depp-produced Torched, and the Will Forte-created Last Man on Earth.

9 Comedy Pilots We Hope Get Picked Up This Year

Next week, the TV networks are set to unveil their new fall lineups, officially announcing which shows are coming back and which new shows will get to see the light of day. Networks always develop a ton of pilots, only choosing a few to go to series, and Deadline reports that execs at all the networks are "very happy" with their comedy pilots this time around.  With shows from Rebel Wilson, Andy Samberg, and John Mulaney in the mix, there are a lot of high-profile comedy pilots this season, and we whittled them down to nine shows that we hope make it through the pilot season gauntlet. And just [...]