Finally giving up hopes of becoming a superhero, Doug Mellard picked up a microphone in 2003. He isn’t sporting a red cape, but the comic has redefined what’s funny. Doug has been named the “Funniest Person in Austin,” has made semi-finals of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and performed on Comedy Central’s "Live at Gotham.” He can be heard regularly on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
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. Austin audiences were soon treated to an unprecedented brand of rapid-fire, topic-jumping humor that gets laughs where others take breaths.
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. Expect Doug Mellard to continue delivering rapid-fire laughs as he moves his career forward to larger horizons including coast-to-coast road dates and more national TV exposure. His comedic energy is infectious, and he is eager to spread it as whole-heartedly as he feels it.