Melody Kamali is a first generation Iranian-American from Connecticut where, believe it or not, none of the other kids had to prep for sleepovers by hiding their parents’ traditional Persian ass-cleaning bathroom watering can. The dualities of her life make for an awareness and appreciation of the absurd, and an almost confessional style of comedy she delights crowds with across Chicago. Her love of sketch videos and stand-up drove her to co-found and produce Double Feature, a monthly show that featured local Chicago stand-ups back-to-back with submitted comedic videos, which ran in conjunction with the historic Lincoln Lodge, the nation’s running independently-produced comedy show. Melody is an alumni cast member of the Chicago Comedy Sportz Theater’s 100 Proof Comedy show and the female comedy collective Hoo HA Comedy. She currently produces and performs at the monthly Guest List Comedy show. Recent festivals include Chicago's Comedy Exposition 2016 and Portland's All Jane Comedy Festival (2016). During the day Melody works in video production and is currently a staff member at Cinema Libertad.