Originally from Jakarta, Indonesia, Melanie Maras is a multi-ethnic, bi-cultural writer, storyteller, and comic. Melanie is a two time Moth StorySLAM winner and the storytelling champion of IO West´s Funny Women Festival (December 2015). She co-hosts the storytelling show NEVER SHUT UP with David Crabb in LA. She has had the privilege of being a part of the LA Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Green Gravel Comedy Festival, and the LA Improv Comedy Festival. Melanie performs stand-up and storytelling regularly all over LA and has also performed in New York and London.