Kristen Schaal has much to hide: She's somewhat pathological when it comes to winning things, has a wet T-shirt-attired skeleton rattling around in her closet, and has a proclivity for the sexy bits in Harlequin romance novels. But as The Daily Show's Senior Women's Issues Commentator, she was loud and proud in her support of Hillary Clinton for president. Sadly, that didn't work out so well (though the Secretary of State gig is not such a bad consolation prize).
When Schaal's not championing the female cause and fighting sexism on Comedy Central (by stripping down to her superhero-inspired undergarments), she can be seen avidly stalking losabilly band Flight of the Conchords in the HBO Emmy-nominated show which shares their name. Schaal herself is easily cyberstalked, with multiple appearances in DIY comedies, such as Horrible People and Penelope Princess of Pets, posted online.
Schaal is currently working on a torrid romance novel for HarperCollins, which she is writing with her boyfriend, Daily Show scribe Rich Blomquist. The duo originally intended to write the steamy tome under pseudonyms, "because I don't want anyone to imagine me doing those things," but the pair soon realized that there was no way they could sell the book without owning up to it.
"I think I won a wet T-shirt contest in college."
"I hate to admit it, but I'm incredibly competitive, secretly, but no one knows it except for my closest friends."
"I'm not a vampire, I'm a freak."