LA based comedian, writer, actress.
Mountain girl at heart. Fitness enthusiast. World traveler. Loud laugher.
What's Keeping Kelly Busy...
"Reminded me a bit of Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones) and Candace Bushnell (Sex And The City), but with a style and voice that is uniquely her own." - Steffany Ritchie, Writers' Blokke
"Kelly writes a column for Slackjaw called For Love Or Peanut Butter about her misadventures in online dating as a Millennial. I've read them all, they're fantastic. It's been a joy to follow along as she's bumbled her way through Bumble and burned her way through Tinder." - Aaron Nichols, The Well Lived Life
Kelly was one of only three writers on Slackjaw Humor to be invited to have her own column! Subject matter: DATING. People seem to like it, notice the quotes above :) Although the column ended in Februrary 2022, you can still check out For Love or Peanut Butter now and forever on Medium. She is also adapting the column into a short-form scripted podcast to hopefully premiere in 2022, so stay tuned!
Speaking of podcasts, Kelly has teamed up with fellow comedian (who also happens to be her boyfriend) Zeke Rodrigues Thomas to create the standup comedy inspired podcast, Shred the Mic! You can check out all episodes on Anchor, Spotify, Apple podcasts, and YouTube. (Yay vodcast!) Zeke and Kelly each do five minutes of brand new material every week and then let each other know if they should develop those bits or let them go.
Kelly has been taking full advantage of the return of live comedy in a semi-post-covid world. She recently produced her first show AND did a 20 minute headliner set! You can catch clips and full sets over on her YouTube channel. And while you're there, like, comment, and most importantly SUBSCRIBE! Kelly is trying to get that YouTube money so help a girl out AND stay up to date on all of her behind the scenes standup shenanigans at the same time!
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After completing multiple rewrites on her first feature screenplay, Wingmom, Kelly has also adapted it into a half hour comedy series intended for streamers. Logline: After her fiancé cheats on her, comedian Katie channels her angst into a vengeful dating blog. But when her baby boomer mom leaves her cheating dad and moves in with her, Katie's millennial cynicism goes head-to-head with her mom's free love romanticism.
You can view both the feature and the pilot versions on Kelly's Coverfly profile, where you may notice the she recently placed as a Semi-Finalist in Stage 32's TV Comedy Screenwriting Contest. (She made the top 48!) The Wingmom pilot was also named an Official Selection for the Catalyst Story Institute Festival in October 2021.
Kelly also got Honorable Mention in Slackjaw's 2020 Humor Writing challenge, and as a result has a recurring piece published on Slackjaw, the humor division on Medium, called "David Attenborough Presents:" You can check a couple of them out here; A Drunken Thirty-Something Coming Home Alone (Again) and here; A Single Thirty-Something Female Attending A Baby Shower Hungover. There's even a sketch version starring Kelly!
Kelly has also written scary stories for the Something Scary Podcast, a top 20 podcast on Spotify, and Snarled.com, which has over 2 million subscribers on YouTube. She even got to write the featured St. Patrick's Day story, which was brought to life with brilliant animation.
And finally, Kelly finished a first draft of her latest feature script, Knocked Up Abroad, a travel rom-com that's Eat, Pray, Love meets Bridget Jones's Baby: Freshly dumped and heartbroken, thirty-something Shelly picks up and goes on an international trip to heal herself and meets four sexy suitors along the way. When she arrives back home and discovers that she is pregnant, Shelly must revisit her four Maybe-Daddies to find out which one is the father.