Welcome to The Indecision 11, our soft-hitting — caressing, really — politics questionnaire for smart, funny people. This week: Kurt Braunohler, an extremely tall and extremely funny gentleman whom you may know from Bob's Burgers, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Comedy Central Presents and Hot Tub, the legendary NYC variety show he hosts with his partner-in-comedy Kristen Schaal. He's also the host of BUNK, the "anti-game show" that premiered on IFC this month. Get on board: @kurtbraunohler.
What's your earliest political memory?
I remember not liking school and I had a vote, with myself, and refused to go. I was overruled.
What do you think of people who don't vote?
They get the leaders they deserve.
If you could meet any political figure, living or dead, who would it be?
I'd like to say Teddy Roosevelt, so we could go camping in Yosemite together, but I hear he was overly competitive. So it would be more like competition camping, which sounds awful. After that Abraham Lincoln – I'm supposedly related to him, and he's constantly used in comedy sketches. I want to know why. Probably because he was so sad.
You're trapped in an elevator with the president. Strangely enough, you also have a superpower: the ability to make him do one thing of your choosing. What would you have him do?
Fly. Duh. To go flying with the president? Nobody's done that. We'd just be holding hands and flying around the city together. It would be great.
Have you ever supported a candidate, issue or campaign and regretted it later?
I supported a flip-flopper because I thought he was supporting flip-flops. Turns out he wasn't. I regret that. I guess I flip-flopped about flip-flops.
If you ran for office, what would your campaign slogan be?
"Kurt Braunohler: He Can't Be Corrupted Because He Has No Idea What's Going On."
Who do you follow on Twitter for politics news?
Bernie Sanders, CNN, NYTimes.
Fill in the blank: Washington, D.C. is __________________.
A former swamp, but still filled with dirt that smells like shit.
Who's the sleaziest person in politics?
Donald Trump. But he's more in pretend politics.
Who's the sexiest person in politics?
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep is so good).
Tell us a joke.
I'm feeling pretty good today. I slept like a baby last night… I woke up every two hours, screaming in the dark. Then I shit my pants and almost died for like NO reason whatsoever.
Photo by Seth Olenick
Previously: Morgan Murphy
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