Kurt Braunohler is a comedian, actor, and podcaster who has committed his career to inserting absurdity into strangers’ 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, came out on Comedy Central in March of 2017. Additionally, he appeared in the second season of Netflix’s Lady Dynamite, as well as the Judd Apatow produced film The Big Sick alongside Holly Hunter and Ray Romano, which he also wrote on.
On TV, Kurt can been seen (or heard) on Bob’s Burgers, New Girl, @Midnight, Another Period, Kroll Show, Deadbeat, Comedy Central Presents, Drunk History, Chelsea Lately, John Oliver Stand Up, Delocated, Getting Doug With High, Adam Devine’s House Party, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Assy McGee, The Heart She Holler, Human Giant, and as host of IFC’s comedy game show Bunk! He has performed stand up sets on Conan, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The Late Late Show with James Corden. Kurt can also be heard on the radio on This American Life telling a story he is currently developing for film.
Kurt 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 New York, as well as “Best Male Stand-Up” by the ECNY and “Best Unscripted Host” by the New York Television Festival.
Kurt has a bunch of podcasts; his relationship podcast, Wedlock, which he hosts with his wife, Lauren Cook, launched on Audible in February 2018, and his podcast about adult friendship, Emotional Hangs, which he hosts with Joe DeRosa. Kurt’s popular podcast The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler features some not-so-standard segments featuring Kurt and guests including Paul F. Tompkins, Doug Benson, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Kumail Nanjiani.