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Kristen Schaal's First Hour-Long Special to Debut on Comedy Central on April 1st

Comedy Central announced this week that April 1st will be the premiere of Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore, the first hour-long stand-up special from Schaal, who you probably know from The Daily Show, Bob's Burgers, 30 Rock, and a million other amazing things. The special, which features a cameo from Schaal's comedy partner Kurt Braunohler, will be released via an extended DVD the next day,on April 2nd. It'll debut on Comedy Central Monday, April 1st at midnight — unless this is all just some elaborate April Fool's Day prank by Schaal, which wouldn't be all that surprising.

With Comedy Bang Bang Gone, What's L.A.'s Next Big Stand-up Show?

2012 was the end of an era for the Los Angeles comedy scene, as Comedy Bang Bang, the influential weekly stand-up showcase co-created by Scott Aukerman, ended its ten year run earlier this month. Comedy Bang Bang (originally titled Comedy Death-Ray) will live in on in the form of the popular podcast and IFC show of the same name, but the live show's impact upon the L.A. comedy scene (and the comedy world at large) is endless. Comedy Bang Bang first started in 2002 when the term "alternative comedy" actually meant something, years before Zach Galifianakis was a major movie star or Louis C.K. was the country's leading [...]

Neil deGrasse Tyson Teaches Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, and John Hodgman about Space

Here's StarTalk Neil deGrasse Tyson's new web show, which premiered this week on the Nerdist Network. It's based on Tyson's podcast of the same name and features a ton of comedians as guests, with Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan slated to appear in the future. In this first episode, however, Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, John Hodgman, and some astronaut in front of a live audience to educate them about space and to take their smartass questions.

Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal’s Hot Tub Will Follow Them from NY to LA

The last-ever NYC edition of Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal’s long-running variety show Hot Tub was held last night with Eugene Mirman and James Adomian (it apparently ended “with a dude juggling knives on a unicycle and then a class photo”), but Braunohler and Schaal are hoping to transplant the show to Los Angeles, their new home. Dust off those resumes, West Coast-based knife-juggling unicyclists!

Take a Video Tour of Five of New York's Best Comedy Shows

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New York has a lot of great weekly comedy shows and thankfully BlackBook made it slightly easier to navigate by highlighting five of the very best. Besides the above video about Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler's Hot Tub, there are videos below covering John Gemberling and Anthony Atamanuik's Tony & Johnny Show, Max Silvestri and Gabe Liedman's Big Terrific, Joe Mande and Noah [...]

Kristen Schaal Joins June Diane Raphael and Jenny Slate in ABC's 'Pulling'

ABC's adaptation of the British series Pulling is now vying with Andy Samberg's cop show for the title of "Most Anticipated Comedy Pilot of 2013." Deadline reports that Kristen Schaal has joined the cast to play one of the three female leads, along with two other super funny actresses/writers, June Diane Raphael and Jenny Slate, who were previously announced. Schaal will be playing the role of Louise vacated by Mandy Moore, and yes, her character here has the same name as the Bob's Burgers character she voices.. Based on the UK sitcom of the same name starring and co-created by Sharon Horgan, ABC's Pulling pilot [...]

Mel Brooks and Kristen Schaal Are Delightful on 'Conan'

Conan had a stacked deck last night with lovely comedy people Mel Brooks and Kristen Schaal stopping by to talk about stuff and be funny while doing it (stand-up Jon Dore was also set to appear but was bumped for time). Here's the start of Brooks's interview, in which he talks about his youth as a cocky shoplifter. Hit the jump for the rest of Brooks's interview, which touches on Blazing Saddles, Sid Caesar, and World War II stories, as well as Kristen Schaal's interview, which is coincidentally all about Blazing Saddles, Sid Caesar, and World War II:

Jon Benjamin "Legtimately Annoyed" by His Fellow 'Bob's Burgers' Cast Members

“I am legitimately annoyed by the other [Bob's Burgers] actors a huge part of the time… Recording sessions for [creator] Loren [Bouchard]’s shows can run six, seven hours, which doesn’t sound like a huge deal — everybody works that long — but when you’re in a recording booth it’s suffocating. So in a weird way he has created this family dynamic, which is like, ‘God, I wish Kristen Schaal would stop eating that fucking rice cake thing she’s always eating. It’s so annoying. And Eugene Mirman, I wish he would get off his iPad and stop tweeting for five minutes so he can do his fucking lines. And John Roberts is [...]

Let's Hear from the Comedians Who Played Comedians in 'Sleepwalk with Me'

Great acting, Lutz! Sorry you're typecast as a hotel front desk person. Have you seen Sleepwalk with Me yet? Is it just 90 minutes of comedians watching other movies and resting their heads on each other's shoulders. If so, two tickets, please. If not, only one ticket, please.

Let Kristen Schaal's Floating Head Explain Women Voters

Last night, Kristen Schaal slapped on a green-on-green, green-screen-ready jumpsuit to walk through the last 16 years of "_____ Moms." Mostly, it was an excuse for Schaal to play her best floating head and Stewart to laugh profusely at such. I'd vote for Schaal and her campaign partner, Bruce Willis's tank top from the 5th Element, any day, just for the access to legal …math.

Amazon Orders Six Comedy Pilots from The Onion, Kristen Schaal and More

Amazon.com is continuing to develop its slate of original TV series, with a strong emphasis on comedy. The online retailer just announced six comedy pilots today, according to Deadline. Five of the shows are from TV industry veterans like Garry Trudeau, The Onion, and several Daily Show alums, while the sixth, Those Who Can't, is from a group of newcomers. Amazon offered to look at submissions from anyone who wanted to pitch a show a few months ago, and Those Who Can't is the first to be picked up from 2,000 series ideas they looked over. Once these six pilots are finished, they'll be posted on Amazon Instant [...]

Kristen Schaal Speaks Out Against Single Women Voters on 'The Daily Show'

Newly-married Kristen Schaal returned to The Daily Show last night to talk about a great threat to our nation's future: single female voters, joining FOX News in concern over why this demographic didn't turn out to the polls for Mitt Romney. Schaal files a compelling report and really earns the high-five she demands at the end of her segment.

Talking to Kristen Schaal about 'Bob's Burgers' and Being More Autobiographical On Stage

Between prominent roles in Bob's Burgers, The Daily Show, 30 Rock, and Flight of the Conchords, it seems like Kristen Schaal has had a part in just about every great TV comedy over the past few years. In addition to her busy TV and movie career, Schaal is also an accomplished stand-up, having hosted, with comedy partner Kurt Braunohler, the long-running, wildly-popular NYC comedy showcase Hot Tub, which just ended its run after Schaal and Braunohler both moved to the West Coast. I had the chance to watch Kristen Schaal perform an amazing, funny set at a Funny or Die showcase presented by Marriott and Wired last week and [...]

Kristen Schaal's Voice to Belong to an Orangutan in 'Cloudy 2'

Kristen Schaal is joining Anna Faris, Bill Hader, and Andy Samberg in adding her voice to Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers, the sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. She'll be playing an orangutan that sounds just like Louise from Bob's Burgers. If there ends up being a Bob's Burgers' Burger of the Day board in the C2: ROTL, it should read "Ball Meat Maybe (Comes with Leftover Meatballs)" or "The Child Molester (Comes with Candy)."