2023 Club Series Performer | ATX Local
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 and soon appeared on NBC’S “Last Comic Standing Season” and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” The former co-host of Sirius XM’s “Naked and Fearless” has also performed at Moontower Comedy Festival and at SXSW. If he’s not headlining a venue near you, you can catch him opening for Dan Cummins across the country. Doug released his debut album on Stand Up! Records in 2015 and now has three follow-up albums that dropped in 2018, 2020, and 2021. Doug co-wrote and starred in his first feature film, “The Disappearance of Toby Blackwood which dropped in 2022. He currently co-hosts Wide World of Dougs with Doug Benson.
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 laughs as he moves his career forward to larger horizons. His comedic energy is infectious, and he is eager to spread it as whole-heartedly as he feels it.