Finally, giving up hopes of becoming a super hero, despite being bitten several times by a radioactive spider and telling everyone he was from the planet Krypton, Doug picked up a microphone in Austin, Texas in 2003 and said, “What is this thing?” After he was told it was an instrument capable of transforming sound waves into electric currents , used in transmitting sound, Austin audiences were soon treated to an unprecedented brand of rapid-fire, topic-jumping humor. In May 2006 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. In 2006, he also 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” as well as the “South Beach Comedy Festival.”
Doug, never one to rest between punch lines, has been steadfastly writing and laughing his way up the creative chain-of-command when he’s not busy eating burritos or watching “The Dark Knight.” Expect Doug Mellard to continue delivering rapid-fire 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. As for now, he is currently undergoing an MRI for his multiple radioactive spider bites.
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