Kurt Braunohler is a comedian, actor and podcaster who has committed his career to inserting absurdity into stranger’s lives to make the world a better place. He has an album, a half-hour Comedy Central Special, and his first televised hour of comedy,Trust Me, will come out on Comedy Central on March 3rd, 2017. And he will appear in the upcoming Judd Apatow produced film, The Big Sick alongside Holly Hunter and Ray Ramano (he was also the on-set writer).
On TV, Kurt can been seen (or heard) onBob's Burgers, The New Girl, @midnight, Another Period, The Kroll Show, Drunk History, Deadbeat, Comedy Central Presents, Adam Ruins Everything, Chelsea Lately, John OliverStand Up,Delocated, and as host of IFC’s comedy game show Bunk!. He has also performed stand up sets onCONAN, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Seth Meyers and The Late Late Show with James Corden. He can also be heard on the radio onThis
American Life telling a story which he is currently developing for film.
Kurt Braunohler was featured in Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” list, named in Time Out New York's list of “50 Funniest New Yorkers” and Backstage Magazine’s “5 Comics To Watch,” "Comic to Watch" by Comedy Central, the New York Comedy Festival and Time Out NY, as well as “Best Male Stand-Up” by the ECNY and “Best Unscripted Host” by the New York Television Festival.
Kurt rode a jet ski from Chicago to New Orleans on a seven city water tour/mission to send 500 goats and 1,000 chickens to families in need in Africa. The adventure was filmed for a Comedy Central webseries called “Roustabout” and launched January 2015 on cc.com.
Kurt’s chart-topping debut album How Do I Land?, recorded live at packed rock clubs, was the first comedy release for venerable indie label Kill Rock Starsand was included in several Best Of 2013 lists 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.
Kurt co-created and has co-hosted the continuously sold-out variety show “Hot Tub” for 12 years with comedy writing partner Kristen Schaal. The duo moved the show to LA in Jan 2013 where it was hailed “the hottest new comedy show” by Los Angeles Magazine. The live album of the weekly show came out on Kill Rock Stars in 2016.
Kurt has a bunch of podcasts. His relationship podcast, Wedlock, which he hosts with his wife, Lauren Cook, will launch on Audible on February 14th. And his podcast about adult friendship, Emotional Hangs, which he hosts with Joe Derosa, will be coming out on Feral Audio. Kurt’s popular podcast “The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler” is available on the Nerdist Network.
“A charismatic comedian with a flair for the absurd.” – New York Times
“Kurt Braunohler is the closest thing we have to a real-life Willy Wonka.” – Vice
“Not only a singular talent, but an inimitable spirit.” – LA Weekly