Writer Producer Comedian
Raised by hillbilly mimes in Minneapolis, I spent the first chunk of my life entrenched in theater.
In 2006 I started performing improv at The Brave New Workshop, then studied with Second City founder Paul Sills, Upright Citizens Brigade and trained for the Henson Company’s touring improv show Puppet Up! with Patrick Bristow.
Transitioning primarily into stand up in 2007, I’ve produced notable shows in LA and New York, toured internationally and been featured in festivals such as Bridgetown, High Plains, 10k Laughs, the Jewish Humor Festival and Akumal Comedy Festival.
My film and television work includes A Serious Man,
the Adult Swim shows On Cinema and Decker, as well as MTV’s Greatest Party Stories Ever. I was also a plant on a Court TV show where I played an embittered waitress who was suing a customer for rescinding a large tip he gave me while drunk.
I’ve written on and produced shorts featured at the Cannes Film Festival and have done ad campaigns for Fox, JASH, TimeHop, and Oxiclean's Orange Glo International (for a cleaning product that was eventually found to be mildly toxic in aerosol form).
In 2015 I was accepted into the Jim Henson Company, training with Kevin Clash and Allan Troutman, and work professionally as a muppet-y style hand-and-rod puppeteer.
I've most recently published two books with Simon & Schuster and am currently based on the East Coast with my husband and
(arguably) too many dogs.
Good God is a monthly comedy variety show at The Sultan Room in Bushwick, BK.
I currently produce the show with my partners Shane Torres, Tom Thakkar and Caitlin Cook.
Our regular guests include David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Dan Soder, Cipha Sounds, Chris Gethard, Joe Pera and Ilana Glazer.
Named 'Top Ten Underground Comedy Shows in Los Angeles' and nodded to by The New York Times, Palace provided residencies for up and coming comedians and a trusted workshop environment for established local and touring acts. Regular guests included Tim Heidecker, Dana Gould, Patton Oswalt and Neil Hamburger.
A weekly live podcast recording, featuring the Avail Comedy talent roster.
Creative Consultant & Talent
Received 'Best of Denver' Annual Film Award
Writer & Puppet
Writer & Producer
Writer, Producer & Talent
Writer, Producer, Puppet
Avail Comedy Jessica Kelley
Aqua Talent Blake Viglionni