Melanie Vesey is a comedian, actress and writer/director whose comedy special/album Wild Animal will be available on Revry TV in April 2019. In addition to her upcoming feature on Laugh After Dark for Amazon, she’s Tweeted for Tig Notaro, WON round 4 of the U.S. Comedy Contest, and been comedian of the week on the Jackie Kashian & Laurie Kilmartin podcast. Notably, she co-starred with Jim Carrey in the Andy Kaufman bio-pic "Man on the Moon" and has been seen at the Burbank, Motor City, Palm Springs and the Ladies Laugh Comedy Festivals.
Trained at the Juilliard School at Lincoln Center, Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City, and The Interlochen Arts Academy, she has a strong foundation for her body of work.
Inspired by working with two-time Academy Award-Winner Director Milos Forman and Hal Hartley, Melanie wrote, directed and produced three short films which were official selections at OUTFEST, FAIF, IFFCA and PCC Film Festivals. Her feature-length script was selected to be 1 of 8 scripts fort the OUTFEST Screenwriting Lab. The music video she directed for Ryan Cassata has been viewed over 100,000 times.
In 1999 Melanie faced one of the greatest challenges of her life when she was shot by her x-girlfriend, a New York City police officer. In her own way of processing the traumatic experience, she wrote and produced a one-woman show, Bullets Bounce Off.
As a former Vice President of Public Relations at a boutique record label, Melanie transitioned into opening her own PR consulting firm, PromotionalRescue.com where she helps award-winning independent artists and small business owners grow their audience and visibility through private coaching and workshops.
She lives with her brilliant and loving wife, son and a dog named Fig.