Multi-ethnic and bi-cultural, Melanie Maras is originally from Jakarta, Indonesia. Melanie is an award-winning writer, comic, and storyteller who performs all over the world. She represented Indonesia in the Semifinals of the Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World Competition 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. The judges awarded her one of the highest scores for her performance. Melanie is the subject of a new documentary by Abe Forman-Greenwald that follows her stand-up journey as an Indonesian-American comic. Her digital series, INTERNATIONAL MUTT, is currently being developed by WBs Stage 13 and director Anna Mastro. Check out Melanie’s website.