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Years: 2008 - Present
Before "The Daily Show": As far back as 2005, Kristen Schaal was on the radar when she was named one of New York magazine's '10 Funniest New Yorkers You've Never Heard Of,' which is kind of a passive-aggressive award yeah? After several cameos on shows from perennial career starter 'Law & Order: SUV' to 'Mad Men' she got her breakout role playing Mel on 'Flight of The Conchords.'
What happened from there: Picked up by 'The Daily Show' as a 'special correspondent' Schaal pops in mostly as the Senior Women's Issues Correspondent to lay the smack down on gender inequality. The high profile of the show may have played a part in her landing plum roles like quirky sweater lover Mabel on 'Gravity Falls' (seriously a fantastic show) and Louise on 'Bob's Burgers.'
- Donna Dickens