Butter, y’all! Ain’t nothin’ more American, except maybe patriotism and competition. And strippers. And Kristen Schaal (this is my America, dammit). Butter has all that and more, with an all-star cast including Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Ty Burrell, Alicia Silverstone, and Olivia Wilde. And butter carving! It’s great to see the artistic sensibility of the Midwest finally breaking into the mainstream. (Next up: deep-fried Oreos!)
This week, we’re bringing you video interviews with some of the most respected names in New York comedy. While many think of comedy shows as cheesy affairs featuring lame stand-up comics and two-drink minimums, a new crowd of performers are changing the game by hosting their own shows to showcase their own talents as well as those of their friends, colleagues, and heroes. Today, we check in with Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler, hosts of Hot Tub.
Comedians Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords, The Daily Show, and 30 Rock) and Kurt Braunohler (IFC’s Bunk and known Wikipedia vandal) have been hosting their popular Hot Tub variety show since 2005. After runs in Manhattan at The PIT, Pianos, and Comix, they have settled in at Littlefield, located in the booming comedy mecca of Gowanus, Brooklyn. What brings these best friends together every Monday at 8 PM? Watch our interview and find out, and then check out their show tonight