Kristen Schaal: Comedians Have to Be Accessible - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Kristen Schaal: Comedians Have to Be Accessible

Posted: Updated:

"I could rock a Greek tragedy right now!" That's comedian Kristen Schaal joking about her acting range to Steve and Araksya Thursday morning. She can currently be heard but not seen in "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2" and FOX's "Bob's Burgers". Steve asked her about the freedom she voicing animated characters.

"That's the best thing about voiceover, you can't get self conscious because nobody can see you."

Kristen also talked about how she'd been told her voice would hinder her in Hollywood. "In fact I had a voice teacher coach in college who told me to just forget about it...apparently she just knew about drama."

Steve also surprised Kristen with how much he knew about her career and talked about how much he's wanted to get her on the show. "Are you president of my fan club?"

Kristen also talked about what she thinks is important to be a good comedian.

"I think comedians have to have a very unique point of view and that's sort of where the comedy comes from but they also have to be accessible."

Fun Facts About Kristen Schaal (Source: Wikipedia)

  • She is an American actress, voice artist, writer, and comedian, best known for her roles as Mel in the HBO series Flight of the Conchords and as a contributor on The Daily Show. She has also appeared as Louise in Bob's Burgers, Hazel Wassername in 30 Rock, Mabel Pines in Gravity Falls, and Anne in Wilfred.
  • Schaal guest starred on The Simpsons May 8, 2011 episode "Homer Scissorhands" in which she plays Taffy, a love interest of Millhouse. She is incorrectly listed in the credits as Kristen Schall. This prompted Simpsons writers to issue her a unique apology on the next week's episode in which Bart's chalkboard gag in the intro to the show states "It's Kristen Schaal, not Kristen Schall."
  • Schaal wrote a humor book, The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex, with her fiancé (now husband), former Daily Show writer Rich Blomquist. It was published in July 2010 by Chronicle Books. She originally intended for them to write the book under pseudonyms, "because I don't want anyone to imagine me doing those things," but she realized it would be harder to promote the book without using their real names.

‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2' is in theaters now. ‘Bob's Burgers' airs Sunday night at 8:30 right here on FOX.

You can follow Kristen on Twitter: @kristenschaaled

  • Celebrity InterviewsCelebrity InterviewsMore>>

  • Juan Pablo DiPace: I Always Wanted To Work In The States

    Juan Pablo DiPace: I Always Wanted To Work In The States

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:51:18 GMT

    Juan Pablo Di Pace is in survival mode...at least on TNT'S ‘Dallas'. His character is working to take down the Ewing family to save his own skin...and take out anyone who stands in his way.

    Juan Pablo Di Pace is in survival mode...at least on TNT'S ‘Dallas'. His character is working to take down the Ewing family to save his own skin...and take out anyone who stands in his way.

  • Patrick J. Adams: It's Nerve-Racking Watching Yourself

    Patrick J. Adams: It's Nerve-Racking Watching Yourself

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:29:49 GMT

    Patrick J. Adams stars in ‘Suits', which is wrapping up its fourth season Wednesday night on USA.

    Patrick J. Adams stars in ‘Suits', which is wrapping up its fourth season Wednesday night on USA.


  • John C. McGinley Guest Hosts Good Day LA

    John C. McGinley Guest Hosts Good Day LA

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:25:28 GMT

    John C. McGinley was here to help us out by guest hosting Good Day LA in Steve Edward's absence. He's starring in the TBS series ‘Ground Floor' and it's coming back for a second season later this year.

    John C. McGinley was here to help us out by guest hosting Good Day LA in Steve Edward's absence. He's starring in the TBS series ‘Ground Floor' and it's coming back for a second season later this year.


Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices