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After abandoning the professional jump rope circuit with a torn ACL and a broken ego, Doug decided to grab a mic and hit the stage in 2003. Audiences in Austin, Texas were soon treated to an unprecedented brand of rapid-fire, topic-jumping humor that gets laughs where others take breaths.

Just a few years later, he was voted “Funniest Person in Austin” at the Capitol City Comedy Club by a panel of judges comprised of Comedy Central, “The Tonight Show,” and “Montreal Comedy Festival” representatives. Soon after he made it to the semi-finals of NBC’S “Last Comic Standing Season 4” and later appeared again on “Last Comic Standing Season 6” and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” The former co-host of Sirius XM’s “Naked and Fearless” has also performed at Comedy Central’s “South Beach Comedy Festival,” “Moontower Comedy Festival” and at SXSW for the “Doug Benson Interruption.” Doug was a fan favorite and regular at “Fun Fun Fun Fest” performing alongside acts such as Henry Rollins, David Cross, and Slayer. If he’s not headlining a venue near you, you can catch him as a regular opener for Tom Segura across the country. He also performs regularly around Los Angeles where he now calls home. Doug released his debut album, Fart Safari, on Stand Up! Records in 2015, and the followup album will be dropping in the summer of 2018.

Doug, never one to rest between punch lines, has been steadfastly writing and laughing his way up the creative chain-of-command. Expect Doug Mellard to continue delivering rapid-fire laughs as he moves his career forward to larger horizons including coast-to-coast road dates and more national TV exposure. His comedic energy is infectious, and he is eager to spread it as whole-heartedly as he feels it.

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