C4's pet project

Pilot for Schaal's web series

Quirky American comedian Kristen Schaal’s web series Penelope: Princess Of Pets could be made into a pilot for Channel 4.

She and double-act partner Kurt Braunohler made five episodes of the offbeat show for now-defunct website Super Deluxe.

And now Schaal, who plays obsessed fan Mel in the Flight Of The Conchords TV series, says it ‘looks like’ they will be developing the offbeat show for Channel 4.

She told US website Punchline: ‘This year, it’s going to be me trying to figure out how to make a pilot in London.’

But the New-York based comic says she has no plans to move across the Atlantic: ‘I can’t afford it there, the flats are so expensive. I’d be living on the street, so no, I’ll just go over there for a few weeks to do it.

‘It’s all a little bit hazy, but that’s what I see myself doing.’

Schaal and Braunohler will be in London next week for a run their Edinburgh show Double Down Hearts, which was nominated for the if.comedy award, at the Soho Theatre.

Here is one of the web episodes of Penelope: Princess Of Pets.

Penelope Princess of Pets Episode 5

Published: 12 Jan 2009

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