Karen Kilgariff

Karen Kilgariff is an actress and writer best known for her work on the late 1990s sketch comedy television program Mr. Show and the Glasgow-set situation comedy The Book Group. She was the head writer for The Ellen DeGeneres Show and occasionally appears on screen in sketches and other segments. She was also part of a comic duo (with Mary Lynn Rajskub) called Girls Guitar Club.

Guest Appearances

January 5, 2020

Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark get in bed with Nick and Megan to discuss murders. They talk about Georgia and Karen’s new book “Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered,” Nick staying with a shepherd he met over Twitter and socializing at parties.

December 31, 2018

Guests share their most star-studded anecdotes. With Abraham Higginbotham, Paul F. Tompkins, Karen Kilgariff, Joe Wengert, Jonathan Krisel, Eva Anderson, Courtney Lilly, Tim Heidecker, Pam Brady and Michael Nesmith.

November 11, 2018

Karen Kilgariff (My Favorite Murder) dishes about the snobby alt comedy scene of the 90s, Paul F. Tompkins backs up her account, and we call director Jonathan Krisel (Portlandia, Baskets) to get him to go on record saying nice things about Karen and Nick Kroll, while getting heckled by Tim Heidecker.


August 6, 2018

Murderinos! Karen Kilgariff shares ALL you need to know about her insanely popular podcast, My Favorite Murder… Also, Karen and Kevin talk early stand-up struggles. 

August 4, 2017

HDTGM All-stars Andrea Savage (I’m Sorry) and Karen Kilgariff (My Favorite Murder) joins Paul and Jason to discuss the 1987 action thriller Hard Ticket to Hawaii. Recorded live from Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, they talk about serious conversations in hot tubs, blowing up skateboarders with bazookas, throwing nunchucks, and getting messages in sandwiches delivered by a sushi restaurant.

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Where to Find Jason, June & Paul:

Paul’s new comedy Drive Share is available on Go90. Paul can be seen on Veep. You can see June and Paul on NTSF:SD:SUV:: on HULU. June stars in Grace and Frankie on Netflix, as well as Lady Dynamite alongside with Jason.

Jason can be seen in The House, The Lego Batman Movie, How to Be Single, Sleeping with Other People, and is still indeed in The Dictator.

January 23, 2017

Remember when you made fun of that kid in grade school for wetting the bed? You probably shouldn’t have done that. I would apologize, change your name or leave the country. The reason is, psychologists suggest something called the Macdonald triangle, that there are three main characteristics of people who grow up to become killers: arson, cruelty to animals and bed-wetting. If you’ve got two or more, (in Jeff Foxworthy’s voice) chances are you might be a serial killer.

So, for another round of creepy solved and unsolved murders, we’ve invited back to the podcast America’s foremost experts on the subject, Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark from ‘My Favorite Murder’. They join Jack O’Brien and Daniel O’Brien to talk about Daniel’s two hometown serial killers with a strange connection, two district attorneys who suffered mysterious ends, the unsolved murder of three girl scouts, and the murderer who buried his “kill kits” in the woods.

Footnotes :

My Favorite Murder: https://goo.gl/gpaZN8

Article: Cracked: The 5 Most Terrifying Serial Killers You’ve Never Heard Of: https://goo.gl/wh6B2U

Murderpedia: Richard Biegenwald, “The Thrill Killer “: https://goo.gl/2yq6l2

Murderpedia: Robert Zarinsky: https://goo.gl/sM521t

Documentary: Netflix: ” Amanda Knox ” : https://goo.gl/y4LTOa

Article: New York Times: For Letterman Stalker, Mental Illness Was Family Curse and Scarring Legacy: https://goo.gl/tw4GQ6

Article: Washington Post: A Decade Later, Prosecutor Luna’s Death Still a Mystery: https://goo.gl/ydFmNI

Article: CNN: What Happened to Ray Gricar?: https://goo.gl/Jd3Qqy

Book: Gloyd McCoy: Tent Number Eight: https://goo.gl/wKUgTZ

Murderpedia: Israel Keyes: https://goo.gl/3t6NPG

Documentary: HBO: There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane: https://goo.gl/2rjXqJ

Article: ABC News: Murder of Jasmine Fiore by Ryan Jenkins: https://goo.gl/rc0YyT

Article: Today Costa Rica: Costa Rica Re-Opens Serial Killer Case): https://goo.gl/iD2b0U