The 2012 Comedy Bang Bang Nativity Pageant
BENEFITTING The LA REGIONAL FOOD BANK, Zach Galifianakis, Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Brian Posehn, Kristen Schaal, Chris Hardwick, Thomas Lennon, Nick Kroll, Paul Scheer, Tim Heidecker, Doug Benson, Paul F. Tompkins, Anthony Jeselnik, Chelsea Peretti, Neil Hamburger, Garfunkel & Oates, Matt Besser, Todd Glass, Jimmy Pardo, Kurt Braunohler, plus special guests!, Hosted by Scott Aukerman, A World Dodgeball Society & ASpecialThing Records Production
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IFC Presents The 2012 Comedy Bang Bang Nativity Pageant
Originally from western North Carolina, Zach moved to New York City after failing his last college class by one point. Zach got his start performing his brand of humor in the back of a hamburger joint in Times Square. He now tours the country, performing in coffee shops and universities. When not performing stand-up, Zach spends time at his home in the mountains of his native North Carolina, where he hopes to open a writer's retreat on a completely self-sustained farm.
Aziz Ansari has quickly established his presence in the comedy world. He is currently starring in a popular television series, is developing a number of films and will soon debut his second hour-long standup special. The Hollywood Reporter said that he "has become one of the most prolific writers and performers on the comedy scene in recent years" and Rolling Stone recently placed him on the cover of their special comedy issue labeling him "the funniest man under 30." In addition, Paste Magazine has named him one of the "Top 10 Comedians of the Decade." Ansari also wrapped a much buzzed about gig as the host of the 2010 MTV Movie Awards.
Ansari co-stars opposite of Amy Poehler in the Emmy nominated NBC series, "Parks and Recreation," which is currently in it's fourth season. The series received it's first Emmy nomination in 2011 for "Outstanding Comedy Series." Ansari's portrayal of government employee 'Tom Haverford,' has earned him much critical praise including Entertainment Weekly naming him one of their "Breakout TV Stars," TV Guide naming him a "Scene Stealer" and Yahoo! TV placing him in the number one spot on their list of "TV MVPS: The Most Valuable Performers of the Fall Season." People Magazine recently named him 2011's "Funniest Dude in Prime Time."
Ansari is also keeping busy in the film world and was most recently seen starring in the action comedy 30 Minutes or Less opposite Jesse Eisenberg and Danny McBride. He will next voice a character in Twentieth Century Fox's "Ice Age: Continental Drift." Mandate Pictures also picked up a comedy feature pitch by Ansari and Matt Hubbard, which he will star in alongside Danny McBride. Additionally, Ansari is developing three films for Judd Apatow and Universal with Director Jason Woliner. The collaboration with Apatow began on Universal's Funny People, where Ansari created the popular character of 'Raaaaaaaandy,' who went on to become a viral hit on FunnyOrDie.com. Ansari also appears in Get Him to the Greek alongside Russell Brand, Jonah Hill and Sean 'Diddy' Combs, as a co-worker of Hill's character. He has had roles in the hit comedies I Love You, Man and Observe and Report.
In 2010, Ansari released an hour long standup special on Comedy Central titled, "Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening." The special and subsequent DVD/CD were both extremely successful and the album continues to be a mainstay on iTunes' comedy best-seller list. Ansari has also become a regular on the late night circuit with recent memorable appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live."
Ansari recently wrapped up a major multi-city standup tour called the "Dangerously Delicious Tour" and will soon release this as another hour long standup special. He began performing standup in 2001 while attending NYU and continues to perform at venues all over the world today. In 2005, Rolling Stone named him their choice for "Hot Standup" on their annual Hot List, and he was also awarded the Jury Award for Best Standup at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen in 2006.
Ansari first came to audiences attention on MTV's hit sketch comedy series, "Human Giant." The series is based around short films starring Ansari, along with Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer. Many of their sketches have become internet sensations and have popularized the trio with young people all across the US. Ansari also had a very memorable guest starring role on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords," in which he portrayed a racist fruit vendor and was seen in a multi-episode arc on "Scrubs."
Born January 27th, 1969 in Sterling, Virginia, Patton Oswalt started headlining comedy clubs in 1996. A noted comedian, actor, and writer (Patton has written for MadTV), he has had roles both in film and on the small screen, such as Magnolia and the sitcom King of Queens.
Oswalt's style of stand-up comedy is often described as acerbic and sarcastic, and it covers a great deal of subject matter. Topics range from pop culture frivolity such as comic book supervillains and 1980s hair metal to deeper societal issues like American excess, rampant materialism and foreign policy. Critics have recognized Oswalt for employing keen wit, biting insight and unabashed love of the absurd. Quite a few of his routines are about vice, especially pornography and alcohol. A famous line: "Do you think you have a problem when you refer to all alcohol as 'pain-go-bye-bye-juice'?"
Oswalt has described himself as a "man without a country" in that he dislikes both George W. Bush and hippies. In February 2004, some jokes critical of President Bush got him booed off the stage in Pittsburgh.
In 2004 Oswalt released a comedy album entitled Feelin' Kinda Patton and later that year a longer, unedited version of the same recording called 222, both through the United Musicians collective. He is also on a split EP called "Patton Vs. Alcohol Vs. Zach Vs. Patton" with Zach Galifianakis.
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, David made his way to Boston to study film at Emerson College but quickly dropped out and started doing stand-up full time. He moved to Los Angeles to write on The Ben Stiller Show where he shared the posthumous Emmy (it was given after the show was canceled) with the show's other writers. Continuing in the sketch tradition, he created (along with Bob Odenkirk) the groundbreaking show for HBO, Mr. Show with Bob & David. The show ran for four years and garnered several Emmy nominations. Last year he released his first comedy CD, "Shut Up You Fucking Baby" on the Subpop label, and sales continue to be fantastic. It was also nominated for a Grammy Award. Recently, he released his second CD, "It's Not Funny," and it is off to a fantastic start in terms of reviews and sales. David has appeared in such films as Men in Black (both 1 & 2), Waiting for Guffman, Scary Movie 2, Ghost World, and Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. David starred for the three seasons in the critically acclaimed and Emmy Award winning Fox Network comedy, Arrested Development, as Tobias Funke. Upon cancellation of the show, he created Freak Show, an animated series about a group of circus freaks who double as crime fighting superheroes.
Robert "Bob" Odenkirk (born October 22, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director and producer. He is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David.
In the 1980s and 1990s, he worked as a writer for such notable shows as Saturday Night Live, Get A Life, The Ben Stiller Show, and The Dennis Miller Show. In the mid-1990s, Odenkirk and David Cross created the Emmy-winning sketch comedy program Mr. Show, which ran for four seasons and ultimately became a cult success.
In the early 2000s, Odenkirk discovered Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, and helped the pair create and produce the television series Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. To date, he has directed three films: 2003's Melvin Goes to Dinner, 2006's Let's Go to Prison, and 2007's The Brothers Solomon. Odenkirk currently appears in the role of Saul Goodman in AMC's Breaking Bad.
Brian Posehn (born on July 6, 1966 in Sacramento, California) is an American actor and stand-up comedian, best known for his roles as mail clerk Kevin Liotta on 'Just Shoot Me!' and as a cast member of HBO's 'Mr. Show.' He currently costars on Comedy Central's 'The Sarah Silverman Program.'
Posehn considers himself to be a nerd (he likes comic books), and many of his stand-up bits center around nerd-related self-deprecation. He also considers himself to be a "metal nerd," and has a growing fanbase in the metal community. In fact, seminal death metal label Relapse Records has put out one of his stand-up records. His cum tastes like pinkberry and cures the blues. In 2006, Relapse Records released his first album, Live In: Nerd Rage. It includes "Metal by Numbers", a song mocking bands that term themselves "metal" but are clearly not. The instrumental tracks feature metal legends such as guitarist Scott Ian (of Anthrax), bassist Joey Vera (of Armored Saint), drummer John Tempesta (of The Cult and White Zombie), and lead guitarist Jonathan Donais (of Shadows Fall). Posehn also appeared in the Anthrax music video for "What Doesn't Die". He is currently playing as Brian Spukowski on Comedy Central's The Sarah Silverman Program.
Kristen Schaal (born January 24, 1978) is an American actress from Longmont CO, writer and comedian, best known for her roles as Mel in the HBO series Flight of the Conchords, as Louise in Bob's Burgers, as Hazel Whassername in 30 Rock, and as a contributor on The Daily Show.
In 2006, Schaal was invited to perform at the 2006 HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen where she won the award for "Best Alternative Comedian." She was also the winner of the second annual Andy Kaufman Award (hosted by the New York Comedy Festival), Best Female Stand-up at the 2006 Nightlife Awards in New York, and "Best Female Stand Up Comedian" at the 2007 ECNY Awards. At the 2008 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, she won the Barry Award for her show Kristen Schaal As You Have Probably Never Seen Her Before, tying with Nina Conti. Also in 2006, Schaal appeared on the first season of the Comedy Central show, Live at Gotham.
The Nerdist Podcast Live show includes both a live taping of the popular podcast and, before the taping, standup comedy performances by hosts Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray, and Matt Mira.
You know Chris from his extensive television work, including hosting "Web Soup" on G4 and "Talking Dead" on AMC, his appearances with Conan O'Brien, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Fallon, and many others, his book "The Nerdist Way,". Jonah's a rising standup comic in Los Angeles, co-hosts a popular weekly live standup show, and writes for E! Entertainment Television's "The Soup." Matt's a staffer on G4's "Attack of the Show" and host of his own weekly live standup comedy show in L.A. as well. Together, they host the Nerdist Podcast, one of the most popular comedy podcasts in the world and are all featured on the 'Nerdist' specials airing on BBC America.
Thomas Lennon is an American actor, comedian, writer, director and producer best known as a cast member on MTV's The State and for his role as Lieutenant Jim Dangle on the Comedy Central series Reno 911!.
Nick Kroll is an L.A. based comedian who can currently be seen on FX's comedy series The League. Nick has appeared in the films Little Fockers, Dinner for Schmucks, Date Night, Get Him to the Greek, I Love You, Man and A Good Old Fashioned Orgy. His writing work includes contributions to Chappelle's Show, The Life and Times of Tim, Human Giant and the best-selling coffee table book, Bar Mitzvah Disco which he co-wrote. Nick lends his voice to the animated series, "The Life and Times of Tim," for HBO, on which he plays Stu, Tim's best friend. Nick's Comedy Central hour-long special, Thank You Very Cool, premiered in January 2011.
Paul Scheer is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He co-created and starred in MTV's sketch comedy series Human Giant and currently co-stars as Andre on the FX comedy The League. He also currently stars as Trent Hauser on the Adult Swim show NTSF:SD:SUV:: which he created. Scheer can be heard weekly on his highly popular Earwolf podcast How Did This Get Made? which dissects bad movies and has made recurring appearances on television programs such as Best Week Ever, 30 Rock, Funny or Die Presents, Parks and Recreation, Party Down, Yo Gabba Gabba and Childrens Hospital.
Tim Heidecker (born February 3, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, musician, writer and director. He is one half of the comedy team of Tim and Eric. Heidecker, along with Eric Wareheim, created the television shows Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job.
American stand-up comedian who has appeared on Comedy Central Presents, Best Week Ever and was a contestant on Last Comic Standing, where he finished 6th in the show's fifth season. He starred in Super High Me, a documentary about marijuana usage. Benson also currently hosts the popular Doug Loves Movies podcast which is recorded live at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and is now in its third season.
Paul F. Tompkins
Paul F. Tompkins is from Philadelphia, PA, where he started performing stand-up comedy in 1986. In 1994, he moved to Hollywood, CA, where he met comic actor Jay Johnston, with whom he crafted the live sketch show THE SKATES. This led Paul to a stint as a writer and performer on HBO's MR. SHOW WITH BOB AND DAVID where he was nominated for an Emmy award for writing. Paul also wrote and starred in his own one-man show, DRIVEN TO DRINK, for HBO.
In 1999, Paul landed a small role in director Paul Thomas Anderson's critically acclaimed film MAGNOLIA. That same year, Paul F. Tompkins and Jay Johnston reunited to create and perform the science-fiction anthology parody PLAYGROUND OF THE ID at the HBO Workspace.
In 2000, Paul played the title role of "Peter" in the Warner Bros./NBC unaired pilot called THE PETER PRINCIPLE which led to Paul being cast as "Sullivan Pope" in the situation comedy DAG for NBC. His other acting credits include FRAISER, THE SKETCH SHOW on Fox, Dreamworks ANCHORMAN and New Line's soon to be released TENACIOUS D movie.
He is also really good in the movie THERE WILL BE BLOOD. It's not a very funny movie, except for that "I drink your milkshake" part which is creepily HILARIOUS, but Paul is also great.
Paul was a regular correspondant on VH1's hit show BEST WEEK EVER and then took over as the host right before VH1 screwed up and scrapped the show so that they could bring you more reality shows about quasi-celebs being terrible people.
Paul's stand-up has been featured on LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN, COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS…PAUL F. TOMPKINS and Paul garnered a WGA nomination for his work as a writer & correspondent on HBO's REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER. He is a regular guest on THE BEST SHOW ON WFMU with Tom Scharpling and COMEDY DEATHRAY RADIO hosted by Scott Aukerman.
His hilarious podcast, the POD F. TOMPKAST is presented monthly and can be downloaded on iTunes. You should download it and listen to it. It's good. And it will make you smarter and better looking.
In addition to acting and creating film/television projects, each month he appears in THE PAUL F. TOMPKINS SHOW to sold-out audiences at Largo in Hollywood - a live variety program that has Paul hosting the likes of Jack Black, Dave Foley, Andy Richter and Aimee Mann.
Anthony Jeselnik is an awesome stand-up comedian. He backs that up by performing all over the world, extensively in New York City. Anthony has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Last Call with Carson Daly, Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, Premium Blend and his own half-hour special: Comedy Central Presents Anthony Jeselnik. Plus, he was on a lot of those shows twice. He was featured in HBO's U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in 2006 and Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival in 2008 and 2010. Anthony was named one of Variety's "10 Comics To Watch" in 2008. And in 2009 he was featured on Comedy Central's Hotlist as one of the hottest comedians of the year. Anthony's debut album, SHAKESPEARE, is available from Comedy Central Records.
Chelsea Peretti is currently a writer on the Emmy-nominated NBC show “Parks and Recreation.” Previously, she wrote for “The Sarah Silverman Program” as well as various other shows, including the MTV Movie Awards and Nick Kroll’s forthcoming sketch show for Comedy Central. One of Variety’s top 10 comics to watch in 2010, Chelsea’s half hour “Comedy Central Presents” aired in 2011. She has recently been seen opposite Louis CK on his hit show “Louie,” on “The Sarah Silverman Program,” on “Last Call with Carson Daly,” and as a correspondent for “Lopez Tonight.” She is a regular on Tru TV’s The Smoking Gun Presents. Her voice can be heard in Grand Theft Auto IV and in Adult Swim’s “China, IL.”
Chelsea has performed stand-up at festivals including the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, Just for Laughs Chicago, the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, The Las Vegas Comedy Festival, SXSW, Bonnaroo, and Bumbershoot. She tours clubs and theatres across the country, and was one of four comedians in the 10-city Axe Twisted Humor Tour in conjunction with Funny or Die. She performs a monthly show at UCB entitled “How to Live with Chelsea Peretti” and is found regularly at venues around Los Angeles including the Improv, Largo, and The Comedy Store.
Original comedic web projects include the highly-trafficked website BlackPeopleLoveUs.com, the New York City Rejection Line, and her “Making Friends” and “All My Exes” web series.
"A brilliantly awful persona of an old-school, C-list funnyman—the kind with an ill-fitting tuxedo and an enormous, greasy combover—on a very bad night. Neil Hamburger toys with an audience's expectations (and patience), and indeed his act is a kind of rude commentary on stand-up comedy altogether."—(New York Times)
America's Funnyman Neil Hamburger is the hardest working comedian in existence, performing up to 399 shows a year to critical acclaim and audience bewilderment. He has toured as the hand-picked opener for Tenacious D and Faith No More, appeared on TV shows ranging from Fox News' "Red Eye" to Tim and Eric Awesome Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live, and worked extensively with Tom Green on his internet talk show. Among his dozen or so albums and DVDs is the new LP release Hot February Night.
Garfunkel & Oates
Kate was born in New Jersey and spent most of her school years in Pennsylvania. As a kid she focused on playing outside in the woods and playing classical piano. In college she majored in art, focusing on painting and making puppets. She received an A.A. in Fine Arts from Keystone College. After a small stint watering banana and pineapple plants in Hawaii, Kate decided to go to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she made more puppets and received a B.A. in Studio Art. Kate has appeared in Scrubs, Rules of Engagement, Cory in the House and the upcoming When in Rome.
Riki Lindhome was born in Coudersport, PA but grew up primarily in Portville, NY. Her first break came when Tim Robbins cast her in his hit play, Embedded, which played at the Public Theater in NYC, Riverside Studios in London and The Actor’s Gang Theater in LA. Shortly after, Clint Eastwood cast her in her first film role, as Mardell Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby. Since then, she has appeared in several films and TV shows including The Last House on the Left, Changeling, My Best Friend’s Girl, The Big Bang Theory and Pushing Daisies. She also wrote and directed two short films, Life is Short and Imaginary Larry.
Raised a proud Razorback in Little Rock, Arkansas, Matt Besser attended Amherst College where he learned how to collect CDs. After graduating, Matt toured the Midwest doing stand-up, while taking improvisation direction from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater.
In Chicago in 1991, he became a founding member of the sketch group Upright Citizens Brigade, and with them he has performed and written stage productions including “Virtual Reality”, “Conference on the Future of Happiness”, “Thunderball”, “Bucket of Truth”, “Big Dirty Hands”, “Punch Your Friend in the Face”, “The Real Real World”, and “Saigon Suicide Squad” (winner of Best Sketch at 1996 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen). He has directed stage productions including “Feature Feature”, “Immortal Combat”, “Sidecarrin’” (1998 U.S.C.A.F), and Todd Barry in “Icky” (2001 U.S.C.A.F). Besser’s one-man shows include: “How Much I Lied”, “May I Help You Dumbass?”, “Don’t Be A Dick”, and “RUhi?”. As a stand-up, he participated in the first USCAF. His most recent one-man show is called “Woo Pig Sooie!” and concerns his battles with God. As an improviser he was a member of Chicago’s “The Family” and is forever a member of “Asssscat” the longest running and greatest improv show in the history of the world.
In 1996 the UCB moved to NYC and produced their sketch show “Upright Citizens Brigade” for three seasons (’98 – 2000) on Comedy Central. In fall of 2005 the UCB premiered their improv show “Asssscat: Improv” on Bravo.
With the success of the tv show, the UCB opened their own comedy theater and improv school which operates two theaters in NYC, and one in LA.
After the UCB tv show , Matt teamed up with Method Man & Redman to create and perform in a hidden camera show on MTV called “Stung”. He was a co-creator and star of “Crossballs” which ran 23 episodes on Comedy Central; “This Show Will Get You High” on Comedy Central; and also created and starred in “The Very Funny Show” for TBS.com.
Besser has guest starred on “Modern Family”, “Parks & Rec”, “Children’s Hospital”; “Warren the Ape”, “Players”, “Sarah Silverman Show”, “Reno 911″, “Mighty B”, “Word Girl”, “Pilot Season”, “Bernie Mac Show”, “Frasier”, “Late Friday”; and featured in the movies: “Freak Dance”, “Year One”, “Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story”, “Drill Bit Taylor”; “The TV Set”, Sundance Film Festival favorite “Junebug”; and zombie western “Wanted: Undead or Alive”.
Matt Besser has most recently worked on…
* Writing & co-directing film musical “Freak Dance”
* Creating & starring in sketch special for Comedy Central “This Show Will Get You High”
* Twittering at http://twitter.com/MattBesser
* posting nude photos at www.MattBesser.com
Glass is perhaps best known for his appearances as a contestant on the second and third seasons of NBC's Last Comic Standing and has appeared regularly on programs such as Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Politically Incorrect, Louie, Tosh.0, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and had his own Comedy Central Presents special in 2001. He co-hosted the podcast Comedy And Everything Else with fellow comics Jimmy Dore and Stefané Zamorano, but left the podcast in September 2009. His departure was officially announced on the November 28, 2009 episode. However, he has returned as a guest on several episodes since leaving, such as the 100th episode in July 2010.
In 2001, Glass released his debut stand-up album called Vintage Todd Glass and Other Crap and was also featured on the two CD set of the Comedy Death-Ray, a compilation album of various stand-up comics performing at the wildly popular Comedy Death-Ray comedy showcase at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. His most recently released album Thin Pig, was released on July 7, 2009 on Comedy Central Records.
Todd's podcast, The Todd Glass Show, debuted on August 13, 2011.
Never Not Funny with Jimmy Pardo.
Never Not Funny is a weekly
audio+video podcast hosted by nationally touring
comedian Jimmy Pardo, produced by aspecialthing.com
founder Matt Belknap, and third chair Pat Francis.
Never Not Funny is an unedited 90-minute
conversation that feels more like old pals joking around
over lunch than a talk show interview. The casual
atmosphere and unscripted, uncensored format leads to great
stories, some friendly ribbing and lots of laughs. Away
from the glare of the spotlight, guests are able to relax
and be themselves, and when funny people are given that
freedom, they prove to be even funnier.
Now in its fifth year, Never Not Funny is the No. 2 paid subscriber based comedy podcast, after Ricky Gervais'
It won the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Award for Best Comedy Podcast in 2008,
was twice named to iTunes' year-end Best in... Podcasts list and has been featured in magazines
like Fast Company (April 2009), Esquire (Editor's Pick, September 2009) and
GQ, which named it the #1 "Relatively Obscure Thing You
Need To Be Paying Attention To" in their 2010 Comedy Issue.
People that have appeared on NNF: Conan O'Brien, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Pollak, and Sarah Silverman, actors Jon Hamm, Craig Bierko and Ty Burrell.
Kurt Braunohler is an "adult" male comedian. In the spring of 2012 he was measured at 6'4", weighing 204 lbs and tagged with a radio transmitter.
He was recently named one of Variety's "Top 10 Comics to Watch" as well as Time Out NY's "50 Funniest New Yorkers". He was even named another "Comic to Watch" by Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival. And finally (thank god) he was called the "Best Male Stand-Up" by the ECNY and "Best Unscripted Host" by the New York Television Festival, but those are probably made up organizations anyway.
Kurt has been seen (or heard) on TV in Bob's Burgers (FOX), Delocated (Adult Swim), The Heart She Holler (Adult Swim), Comedy Central Presents, Jon Benjamin Has a Van (Comedy Central), Assy McGee (Adult Swim), Human Giant (MTV) and the anti-game show he hosts, BUNK!, will premiere on IFC in June. He can also be heard on the radio on This American Life talking about his relationship Rumspringa.
As a stand up, Kurt will debut his high-energy, absurdist point-of-view on Comedy Central's John Oliver Presents in June. As far as stages, Kurt has performed at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Chicago, New York Comedy Festival (named a "Comic to Watch"), SXSW, Bonaroo, All Tomorrow's Parties, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (IF.Comedy Award nominee), Melbourne Comedy Festival (Barry Award Winner), the HBO Vegas Comedy Festival, the Chicago Improv Festival ("Improv Ensemble of the Year" Award Winner) and he once performed at Radio City Music Hall, but only because his comedy partner (Kristen Schaal) is pretty famous.
Kurt co-created a pilot for Channel 4 in the UK with his comedy partner, Kristen Schaal, for their popular web-series, Penelope: Princess of Pets. The duo also have hosted the NYC staple variety show, Hot Tub, for the past 7 years.
Kurt also hosts the monthly late night talk show, Night of the Living with Kurt Braunohler, with past guests including Zach Galifianakis, Ted Leo, and Jon Glaser. Kurt holds the World Record for leading the most people in an all-meow version of "Lean on Me" (it's 117 people.)