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Kristen Schaal Interview

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Kristen Schaal is an American actress and comedian, best known for her role as Mel in the HBO series Flight of the Conchords and as a contributor on The Daily Show. Schaal is best known for her recurring role on HBO's Flight of the Conchords as the stalker-fan Mel. She was also a credited consultant and writer for Season 11 of South Park, appeared on the BBC's Never Mind The Buzzcocks as a contestant on Noel Fielding's Team, and played the boss in Fuse's mockumentary The Intern. She made her first appearance as a "special commentator" on Comedy Central's The Daily Show on March 13, 2008. She is often presented as the Daily Show's "Senior Women's Issues Commentator." On April 13 2008, she made an appearance on Good News Week during the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and in October 2008 she appeared in Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball. Schaal's other film and television credits include Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Norbit, Conviction, Cheap Seats, Freakshow, Kate and Leopold, Adam and Steve, Delirious, Australian show "Good News Week", Law and Order: SVU and CI, The Education of Max Bickford, Comedy Central's Contest Searchlight, Ugly Betty, How I Met Your Mother, MTV's Human Giant, and Mad Men. She was also a contributor to the sketch/music series The Nighttime Clap on the Fuse music network. She also appeared on Fuse's original comedy series The P.A. Schaal has appeared in two recent TV pilots written and directed by Jersey City comedian Dan McNamara -- The Calderons[6] and Redeeming Rainbow[7], both of which were screened as official selections at the 2006 and 2007 New York Television Festivals. She was also in television commercials for Wendy's, RadioShack, and Starburst. She made an appearance, in Apr