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Melody Kamali is a stand-up comedian and writer based in New York City. She started comedy in the venerable Chicago comedy scene where she worked her way up from open mics to clubs to a televised set on Chicago’s own WCIU (Chicago’s One Night Stand-Up). She’s performed in festivals including Altercation Comedy Festival, All Jane Festival, The Comedy Exposition, the brooklyn queer comedy festival, and the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival. Melody is a gay, first-generation Iranian woman. Those intersections of her life make for an awareness and appreciation of the absurd, and an almost confessional style of comedy she delights crowds with across New York.