From Software to Stand-Up Comedy with the Hilarious Rachel McDowell!

March 30, 2017

We have funny girl and fresh from the SLO Comedy Festivals Best of the Fest… Mrs. Rachel McDowell on this weeks Mel talk! We talk everything from her being a newlywed to her amazing story of quitting her ten year career in the software industry to becoming a full time comedian! For more info on Rachel, check out her website


Dutch Comedy Specials & Attention Rants with Samba Schutte!

March 15, 2017

Born in Mauritania, raised in Ethopia and started his stand-up career in Holland, yes I have found the most fascinatingly diverse person to be on Mel Talk! Samba Schuttes comedy transcends cultures and has comedy specials in Dutch - which is his fourth language! We discuss comedy in America versus Amsterdam, he shares with us how he worked himself to sickness after his last tour, and we rant it out on dog walkers! For more info on Samba Schutte, visit


Fancy Accents & the Power of Helping Others with Griff Pippin!

March 1, 2017

We have the very talented comedian, actor and dare I say master of accents Griff Pippin on this week’s episode of Mel Talk! We discuss the Oscars mayhem that just went down, what it’s like to audition for America’s Got Talent and Griffs new profound respect of helping others! Also my favorite thing ever, Griff teaches us how how to do accents! For more info on Griff, please check out his website


Apocalypse Assault Bags & Wedding Rants with Thom Tran!

January 25, 2017

I got sit down with the man with many titles - comedian, producer, radio announcer, 80s rock band performer and veteran AKA the nicest buffest funniest dude I know…Thom Tran! Tran is the producer and performer for the incredible GIs of Comedy tour and also a newlywed man! We discuss everything from politics, gun control, his 7 day assault bag just sitting next to us to wedding rants! For more info on Tran, check out his podcast Sex, Jokes & Rock N’ Roll on iTunes and his website for tour dates and info!



New Year Resolutions & Rants with Nicole Aimee Schreiber!

January 11, 2017

Fresh off of the second season of Roast Battle on Comedy Central, we have Funny Girl herself, the talented and hilarious Nicole Aimee Schreiber! We talk TV gigs to shitty parenting skills! Also, Nicole shares with us her brilliant resolutions for 2017…if you haven’t been motivated yet, you better tune in and listen to some Nicole for a minute and get pumped up! For more info on Nicole Aimee Schreiber, please check out her website and make sure to subscribe and rate Mel Talk on iTunes!


TV Writing and Canada Talk with Ethan Banville!

December 28, 2016

Super excited to have the talented TV writer and show runner Ethan Banville on this weeks episode of Mel Talk! Ethan is a phenomenal comedy writer and producer best known for his work in tween TV such as Max & Shred, Drake & Josh, iCarly and much more! We talk everything from what it takes to be a TV writer these days, how to get your work out there AND the pros & cons of living in Canada (which he has done). For more info on Ethan, please check out his website and make sure to subscribe and listen to his podcast


Comedy Talk & Breaking Cultural Barriers Raj Sharma!

December 14, 2016

Talented comedian and actor Raj Sharma shares with us hilarious stories on this weeks Mel Talk! Born and raised in Texas, Raj talks about his upbringing in a traditional Hindu household and how he got into the field of stand-up comedy. Raj is the first comedian to ever do a one-hour taping for The Laugh Factory, he tours the world bringing audiences laughter everywhere he goes, and to top it off, he’s one of the sweetest guys you’ll ever meet! For more info on Raj and his show dates go to


Stand-up and Parenting Talk with Chris Mata!

November 30, 2016

Wanna know how to be a great parent in this crazy world while maintaining your sanity? Well we got the talented comedian and father Chris Mata on the show and he shares with us all his mad skills on parenting along with his outstanding career in stand-up comedy that has been such a beautiful journey! Let’s just say if you are a parent, may accidentally get knocked up one day or maybe just have a dog, I highly recommend you listen to this weeks episode. For more information on Chris and his show dates, please check out his website


The Actors Life and Post-Election Rants with Andre Boyer!

November 16, 2016

So excited to have one of my favorite people on this weeks show, the very talented actor Andre Boyer! He shares with his daily routine, the hustle of the industry and what it takes to be a working actor in Hollywood. Plus we got some lovely post-election rants! Make sure to check out Andre’s new webseries My So Called Co-Star Life at and for more information on his work, check out





Worst Jobs and Election Rants with Dana Moon!

November 2, 2016

With less than a week away from the elections happening, we got the very talented and hilarious Dana Moon on the show to rant away and crack us up!  Not only do we chat about everything from politics to spiritual people in LA, Dana shares with us probably the most hilarious/disgusting first job she ever had at 10 years old…lets just say it involves feces. Also we got my boyfriend Dara back on the show co-hosting with me! This episode is all over the place and beautiful at the same time. For more info on Dana, check out her website and make sure to catch her on Laughs on Fox this weekend!

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