Star of Game of Thrones; nominated for Outstanding Drama Series
When people visit me in Copenhagen, they tell me they’ve gone to these great museums [in the city], and I always go, “I haven’t been!” But I’m still a visitor in L.A.—I’ve been visiting for 20 years—so I’ve been to the Museum of Contemporary Art downtown. I love that place. It’s beautiful and a great place to go and hang. I find watching others’ creativity to be inspiring.
Host of @midnight; nominated for Interactive Program
We have our theatre space there. It’s basically a big comic clubhouse: There are comedy shows that we put on; upstairs, people are recording podcasts; outside, people are playing D&D; in another room, people are reading comics. It’s a really welcoming environment and a nerd watering hole.
Star of The Big Bang Theory; nominated for Supporting Actress, Comedy
Native Foods Cafe
Oh my gosh, their Reuben is outrageous. It’s my favorite vegan Reuben, and I’ve sampled a lot of places. They make it with a corn beef-type product, marbled rye, sauerkraut, vegan cheese and a Thousand Island dressing.
Star of Parks and Recreation; nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series
Taco Zone Truck
This was the first taco truck I started going to when I moved to L.A., and even with all the trucks that have popped up and gotten Twitter accounts, I still hit this one up for their suadero mulita whenever I can.
Star of American Horror Story: Freakshow; nominated for Limited Series
Walt Disney Concert Hall
They did a really magnificent job architecturally—it’s something special. It was beautifully designed by Frank Gehry and everything about it is very cool. Acoustically, it’s one of the best spaces I’ve ever been to. The last person I saw there, out of all people, was my good friend Kristin Chenoweth. They have shows all the time. You have to check it out.
Star of Unbreakable Kimmy Scmidt; nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series
It’s this little house run by this married couple, Larry and Amy, who are the best. They’re also the most creative yoga teachers I’ve ever had. I can’t recommend their classes enough. They just opened a new location in Glendale, but I haven’t gone. They kick your ass—it’s super strenuous. Like, you blackout and then you leave and you’re like, “I don’t know what happened, but I’m exhausted.”
Star of The Comedians; nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
There’s this section of Malibu Beach nestled close to the entrance of Nobu, and it’s got these beautiful rock formations, clams, and all these other things. It’s like a sandbar but not a sandbar. I love taking my older daughter there and exploring with her. I grew up in south Florida, and there were so many opportunities to do things with an aquatic bent. We would search for starfish or things like that, and it’s fantastic getting to relive that again with her. You’ll find everything from little crabs to starfish to hypodermic needles. That to me is a really good reality check.
Guest star on Drunk History; nominated for Variety Sketch Series
The first movie—really the only movie—that I was a producer on was a movie called Good Dick. My girlfriend at the time, Marianna Palka, wrote and directed it, and CineFile let us shoot there. They even let the actors do shift there to learn what it was like. I got to know that video store very well. It was incredible. It’s like, if you took a video store like Blockbuster and you mixed it with all of my weirdest dreams, that would be CineFile. They have an amazing selection, and they organize films into funny sections. They have this “Shade-Tipping” section with movies that have people looking over their sunglasses, so they have Look Who’s Talking right next to Lolita right next to License To Drive.