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She's Not Laughing with You ... 

Wednesday, Sep 29 2010
Versatile jokester Kristen Schaal might be best recognized for her roles as wide-eyed stalker Mel on Flight of the Conchords and the senior women’s issues correspondent on The Daily Show. But maybe that’s trying to put too fine a point on the fattest pointer in the world: Schaal is one of the least pigeon-holed broads in the business. She performed key roles in Toy Story 3 and Dinner for Schmucks. Maybe you caught her on Mad Men or Modern Family. Her stand-up act has garnered lots of industry awards and gigs all around this big blue marble. She hands out silly, surreal stories and nerdy ironies with a sweet, high voice and a measured pace. If you want to keep some Schaal on your nightstand or next to your toilet (the best reading places), check out her new book, The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex, authored with her boyfriend, Daily Show writer Rich Blomquist. Sex advice books aren’t usually known for their humor, but now they may be -- or at least this one will be. From the inside cover flap: “Sex is the most powerful and important thing in the universe, and if you aren’t instantly good at it you probably never will be and everyone will laugh at you.” Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Oct. 9, 8 p.m., 2010

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