KRISTEN SCHAAL (Mary Ellen) has established herself as one of the most versatile and sought-after comedic talents in television and film. Currently, Schaal stars as Carol Pilbasian opposite Will Forte on FOX’s hit series The Last Man on Earth, which was recently renewed for a second season. Schaal has been met with much praise for her work on the show, with TV Line declaring her character “one of TV’s most complex, root-worthy misfits. Man would be lost without her (6/15).” Schaal can also be heard as the voice of Louise Belcher in Fox’s Emmy Award-winning animated series Bob’s Burgers and as the voice of Mabel Pines in Disney XD’s Gravity Falls.
Schaal recently wrapped production on the Melissa McCarthy comedy Michelle Darnell, slated for release in 2016.
Schaal continues to make memorable appearances as the Senior Women’s Correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, tackling topics such as sexism, gender wage equality, political campaigns and, most recently, Dad Bods. Schaal’s segments have drawn widespread coverage and attention for her honesty and humor.
Off-screen, Schaal continues to host her stand-up show Hot Tub, alongside comedy partner Kurt Braunohler. The weekly variety show features comedy from LA’s best comics and sketch groups, new music and the occasional oddity.
No stranger to live performance, Schaal released her own one-hour comedy special, Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore, on Comedy Central in 2013. In 2011, she appeared in Lincoln Center Theater’s The Coward, a comedy play by Nick Jones. Schaal received the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress for her performance.
Previously, Schaal starred as Mel on HBO’s Emmy-nominated series Flight of the Conchordsand as the much buzzed-about Hazel Wassername on NBC’s 30 Rock. Her additional film and television credits include Dinner for Schmucks, Mad Men, The Hotwives of Orlando, Modern Family, Glee, Freak Show and Comedy Central Presents: Kristen Schaal. Her additional voice work includes The Simpsons, BoJack Horseman, Toy Story 3, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and Despicable Me 2.
In 2010, Schaal co-authored her first book—a hilarious sex guide called The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex—with her husband Rich Blomquist.
She currently lives in Los Angeles.