Kurt has been seen (or heard) on TV in “Bob’s Burgers” (FOX), “Delocated” (Adult Swim), “The Heart She Holler” (Adult Swim), “Comedy Central Presents, Jon Benjamin Has a Van” (Comedy Central), “Assy McGee” (Adult Swim), “Human Giant” (MTV), and the anti-game show he hosts, “BUNK!,” which premiered on IFC in June. He can also be heard on the radio on “This American Life” talking about his 13-year relationship Rumspringa.
As a stand up, Kurt debuted his high-energy, absurdist point-of-view on Comedy Central’s “John Oliver Presents” in June. As far as stages, Kurt has performed at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Chicago, New York Comedy Festival (named a “Comic to Watch”), SXSW, Bonnaroo, All Tomorrow’s Parties, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (IF.Comedy Award nominee), Melbourne Comedy Festival (Barry Award Winner), the HBO Vegas Comedy Festival, the Chicago Improv Festival (“Improv Ensemble of the Year” Award Winner) and he once performed at Radio City Music Hall, but only because his comedy partner (Kristen Schaal) is pretty famous.
He was recently named 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 co-created a pilot for Channel 4 in the UK with his comedy partner, Kristen Schaal, for their popular web-series, “Penelope: Princess of Pets.” The duo also have hosted the NYC staple variety show, “Hot Tub,” for the past seven years. Kurt also hosts the monthly late night talk show, “Night of the Living with Kurt Braunohler,” with past guests including Zach Galifianakis, Ted Leo, and Jon Glaser.
Kurt holds the World Record for leading the most people in an all-meow version of “Lean on Me” (it’s 117 people.)