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Description: KURT BRAUNOHLER
Kurt was chosen as featured comic in Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” list. He was also featured in Time Out New York's list of 50 Funniest New Yorkers and Backstage Magazine’s “5 Comics To Watch,” named as a "Comic to Watch" by Comedy Central, the New York Comedy Festival and TimeOut NY, as well as “Best Male Stand-Up” by the ECNY and “Best Unscripted Host” by the New York Television Festival.
Kurt’s chart-topping debut album How Do I Land?, recorded live at packed rock clubs in Seattle and Portland, was released to great praise in late summer 2013 as the first comedy album from venerable indie label Kill Rock Stars. The album’s title comes from Kurt’s “Cloud Project” in which he raised $6k on Kickstarter and hired a pilot to write the words “How Do I Land?” across the LA sky. The resulting skywriting images went viral and the album was named in several Best of 2013 lists.
Kurt’s popular podcast “The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler” features some not-so-standard segments featuring Kurt and guests including Paul F Tompkins, Matt Braunger, Jon Daly, Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Agee and Nick Thorburn (from Islands/Unicorns who also wrote the theme song.). New episodes are available every Tuesday on the Nerdist Network.
On TV, Kurt can been seen (or heard) on Bob's Burgers, Chelsea Lately, John Oliver Stand Up, Delocated, @midnight, The Heart She Holler, Comedy Central Presents, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Assy McGee, Human Giant and as host of IFC’s hit comedy game show Bunk!, He can also be heard on the radio on This American Life telling a story which he is currently developing for film.
Called "a prolific stand-up comedian" by the Los Angeles Times, Kurt has performed his whip-smart comedy on stages across the world as featured act and at festivals including Outside Lands, SXSW, All Tomorrow's Parties, Bonnaroo, Just for Laughs in Montreal and Chicago, SF Sketchfest and on IFC’s Comedy Bang! Bang! Live. Oh, and he once performed at Radio City Music Hall.
Kurt co-created and co-hosted the continuously sold-out NYC variety show “Hot Tub” for 7 years with his comedy writing partner Kristen Schaal. The duo moved the show to LA and in Jan 2013 it relaunched with a sold out show at The Virgil. Hailed as “the hottest new comedy show” by Los Angeles Magazine, Kurt and Kristen continue to curate, host and peform Hot Tub to a packed house every Monday night.
“Braunohler is very funny” – USA Today
“Do you like wunderkinds? Then you will LOVE KURT!” – BrooklynVegan
“There are wild and wondrous impulses in the brain of Kurt Braunohler” – Comedians to Watch 2014, Time Out LA