Melanie Maras

Writer-Comedian-Storyteller

Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Multi-ethnic and bi-cultural, Melanie is originally from Jakarta, Indonesia. Melanie is an award-winning writer, comic, and storyteller who performs all over the world. She recently filmed her first half hour comedy special, BRASH GIRLS CLUB, in Los Angeles. She represented Indonesia in the Semifinals of the Laugh Factory's Funniest Person in the World Competition 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. The judges awarded her one of the highest scores for her performance. Melanie was named one of Indonesia’s Top 10 Young & Talented Stand-up Comedians in 2018. She is the subject of a new documentary by filmmaker Abe Forman-Greenwald that follows her stand-up journey as an Indonesian-American comic. You can hear her stand-up and stories on the PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER and RISK! podcasts. Melanie’s digital series, THE COMMANDMENTS OF LILY, is currently being developed by WB’s Stage 13.