Interview: Kristen Schaal, part of Outside Lands’ spotlight on comedy

On-screen, comedian Kristen Schaal is best known for the off-beat, menacing yet lovable roles of band-stalker Mel on the HBO series Flight of the Conchords and, now, the Kenneth-abusing Hazel Wassername on NBC’s 30 Rock. Since first making waves in 2005, she’s had appearances as a “women’s issues correspondent” on The Daily Show with John Stewart, on The Simpsons, and in movies like Dinner for Schmucks, Get Him to the Greek, Toy Story 3 and Shrek Forever After. Schaal also co-hosted, with partner Kurt Braunohler, a weekly improv, sketch and stand-up show Hot Tub at a comedy club in New [...]

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