- Early stand-up appearances in Minnesota often found her performing with a shaved head and playing a violin while cracking jokes.
- While attending Scotland's University of Edinburgh, was part of improvisational-comedy group the Improverts, whose alumni include Ewen MacIntosh (BBC's The Office) and Kevin McKidd (Rome).
- Named to Variety's 10 Comics to Watch list in 2000.
- Received the Barry Award for best performer at the 2004 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
- Has lent her voice to the Nickelodeon animated series CatDog, as well as feature films Stuart Little 2 (2002) and Barnyard (2006).