So perhaps you know who Kristen Schaal is because you are a comedy fan already, or you saw her as the one true fan of the Flight of the Conchords on their HBO program, but in the past week or so, she has given us all more reasons to follow her.
1) With only a bit part in Dinner for Schmucks, Schaal went on Late Show with David Letterman and had Letterman eating out of her hands. Figuratively.
2) With her reappearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Schaal helped remind feminists and post-meta-feminists to shut up and just enjoy a woman being funny.
3) With her new book, The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex (co-written with her boyfriend, Daily Show writer Rich Blomquist), you can laugh about sex again without feeling weird about it. At live shows in New York City, Schaal has taken to reading selected excerpts, such as last night, when she read from her Taint Monologues, and threatened to eat all of our taints! She told me she doesn't have a book tour scheduled just yet, so please go to your local bookstore and demand to have Schaal invited to your town to read to you.
4) With her comedy partner, Kurt Braunohler, they are resurrecting their popular weekly variety show, Hot Tub, starting this coming Monday at Littlefield in Brooklyn.
If you need more reasons, I'll keep going.