Emmy Award WInning Writer Producer Comedian & Henson Trained Puppeteer
Raised by hillbilly mimes in Minneapolis, I spent the first chunk of my life entrenched in theater both as an actor and teacher.
In 2006 I started performing improv at The Brave New Workshop and since then I've Studied with Second City founder Paul Sills, at Upright Citizens Brigade and trained with Patrick Bristow for the Henson Company’s touring improv show, Puppet Up!
I started performing stand up in 2007 and have toured internationally and been featured in festivals such as Bridgetown, High Plains, 10k Laughs, the Jewish Humor Festival and Akumal Comedy Festival.
After moving to Los Angeles I started producing and booking live comedy shows, which eventually brought me out to New York.
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 our toddler son, Mister Cheeks.
Swipe Monster is a six part short film sereies that has premiered in film festivals around the world.
In 2022 it was nominated for two Emmys, winning for Best Direction.
Watch all episodes at Swipemonstershow.com
Friend of the Show (FOTS!) is a monthly variety comedy party featuring stand up, music, sketch, videos and as many unpredictable tidbits as we can stuff into an evening.
Regular guests include Joe Pera, Jo Firestone and Dave Hill.
Good God is a monthly comedy variety show at The Sultan Room in Bushwick, BK.
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.
Creative Consultant & Talent
Received 'Best of Denver' Annual Film Award
Writer & Puppet
Writer, Producer, Puppet
Avail Comedy Jessica Kelley
Aqua Talent Blake Viglionni