Melissa Richelle's background is in acting, she graduated from Millikin University with a BA in Theatre.
While in school she also studied finance and voice. During her time at Millikin, she spent a semester in London studying at The Globe Theatre.
Melissa is a comedian who has studied belly dance at The Jasmin Jahal School of Belly Dance, Improv at Second City, writing at iO, and Stand-up at Comedy Sportz in Chicago and Feminine Comique.
Melissa has had some articles on comedy published on the Comedy of Chicago website
* Stand Up & Day Jobs
* Female Sexuality and Double Standards in Comedy
* To Go, or Not to Go on The Mancow Show?
* The Costs of Comedy
* Writing a Parody
* My First Time Hosting in a Real Club
* Going to the World Series of Comedy...Without Going
* My First College Gig
* Traveling with Other Comics
* Be Decisive!