Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen

Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen

Hosted by Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal, this weekly variety show features comedy from New York's best comics and sketch groups, new music, and the occasional oddity.

Kristen Schaal

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.

Kurt Braunohler

Kurt Braunohler was featured in Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” list, named in Time Out New York's list of 50 Funniest New Yorkers and Backstage Magazine’s “5 Comics To Watch,” "Comic to Watch" by Comedy Central, the New York Comedy Festival and Time Out NY, as well as “Best Male Stand-Up” by the ECNY and “Best Unscripted Host” by the New York Television Festival.

On TV, Kurt can been seen (or heard) on Bob's Burgers, Chelsea Lately, John Oliver Stand Up, Delocated, @midnight, Comedy Central Presents, Drunk History, Getting Doug with High, Adam Devine's House Party, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Assy McGee, The Heart She Holler, Human Giant and as host of IFC’s comedy game show Bunk!. He has also performed standup sets on CONAN and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Kurt's pilot “Gettin' Some Strange with Kurt Braunohler,” a late-night talk show where Kurt covers the strangest stories of the day, revealing our beautifully insane world, is in development for Comedy Central. He can also be heard on the radio on This American Life telling a story which he is currently developing for film.

In Spring 2014, Kurt announced “Roustabout,” his seven city water tour/mission to send 500 goats and 1,000 chickens to families in need in Africa. The adventure was filmed for a Comedy Central webseries which will launch in 2015.

Kurt’s chart-topping debut album How Do I Land?, recorded live at packed rock clubs, was the first comedy release for venerable indie label Kill Rock Stars and was included in several Best Of 2013 lists The album’s title comes from Kurt’s “Cloud Project” in which he raised $6k on Kickstarter and hired a pilot to write the words “How Do I Land?” across the LA sky. The resulting skywriting images went viral.

Called "a prolific stand-up comedian" by the Los Angeles Times, Kurt has performed his whip-smart comedy on stages across the world including Outside Lands, SXSW, Moontower, All Tomorrow's Parties, Bonnaroo, Just for Laughs in Montreal and Chicago, SF Sketchfest and IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! Live. Oh, and he once performed at Radio City Music Hall.

Kurt co-created and co-hosted the continuously sold-out NYC variety show “Hot Tub” for 7 years with comedy writing partner Kristen Schaal. The duo moved the show to LA in Jan 2013 where it was hailed “the hottest new comedy show” by Los Angeles Magazine. Kurt and Kristen continue to host and perform Hot Tub to a packed house every Monday night.

Kurt’s popular podcast “The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler” features some not-so-standard segments featuring Kurt and guests including Paul F Tompkins, Matt Braunger, Jon Daly, Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Agee and Nick Thorburn (from Islands/Unicorns who also wrote the theme song). Episodes are available on the Nerdist Network.

“Braunohler is very funny” – USA Today

“Do you like wunderkinds? Then you will LOVE KURT!” – BrooklynVegan

“There are wild and wondrous impulses in the brain of Kurt Braunohler” – Comedians
to Watch 2014, Time Out LA

Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman is a comedian, actor and hero who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He voices “Gene” on Fox’s Emmy Award winning animated series Bob’s Burgers. He was on Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim’s Delocated, and has had two comedy specials on Comedy Central. His latest comedy special is available on Netflix. He is a frequent co-host of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science show Star Talk. His fifth comedy album, I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome), being released by Sub Pop Records, will be available in multiple formats as a 9 Volume Digital Set, 7LPs, a Chair, a Robe on October 30th, 2015.

Nick Turner

Nick Turner made his television debut this year, performing stand up on "Late night with Jimmy Fallon." Nick has also performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival as a "New Face," earning a spot on the "Best of Fest" showcase. Other festivals he performed in this year include SXSW, The New York Comedy Festival and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

Leo Allen

Leo Allen is a New York City-based comedian, writer, actor, and filmmaker. His televised stand-up comedy performances include: Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Last Call with Carson Daly, and his own Comedy Central Presents stand-up special. For three seasons, Leo wrote for "Saturday Night Live", contributed to the second season of "Human Giant" on MTV, and was recently the co-head writer on Robert Smigel's live autism benefit, A Night of Too Many Stars for Comedy Central. Leo also co-created, co-wrote, and co-executive produced "Important Things with Demetri Martin" on Comedy Central. Leo will soon be co-staring in Comedy Central's "Jon Benjamin Has a Van".

Photo: Anya Garrett

Bridget Everett

Bridget Everett has been called one of the "Funniest People in New York" by Time Out. Her film, theater and television credits include Inside Amy Schumer, Two Broke Girls, Sex And The City (movie), The Bleep Show w/Whitney Cummings, Bridget and Neal are F*cking and Adam Is Watching, At Least It’s Pink, and most recently a guest spot at Carnegie Hall performing with the legendary Patti Lupone. Bridget has appeared at Montreal and Chicago's Just For Laughs Festival, HBO's Aspen United States Comedy Arts Festival, The Adelaide International Cabaret Festival, The San Francisco Sketchfest, FunFunFun and The New York Comedy Festival. Bridget and her band The Tender Moments just released their debut album (“POUND IT”)and play to sold-out crowds across the country.

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