Stand up comic. Writer. Ex nun. Nerd. Check out my latest book, Freak of Nurture, the book queer comedy icon Kate Clinton calls "laugh out loud outrageous storytelling" freakofnurture.org
I'm just your uber typical, skateboard-riding, too many book reading, nerd gone wild ex nun stand up comic and writer.
BIO AND BOOKING INFORMATION
Fresh Fruit Award winning comedian Kelli Dunham:
Is frequently mistaken for a member of a boy band even though she is an adult female;
Is a skateboarding ex-nun who has never been able to successfully get drunk and lied about her age to get her first library card;
Has an undiagnosed medical condition that makes her crave nutritional yeast on bacon and diet soda with equal (and scary) zeal.
Really, how could she be anything BUT a stand up comic?
Kelli began her comedy career as many other comics do: in the open mic scene at a local club. One Thursday night she was chased in the parking lot after a show by a homophobic patron wielding a broken beer bottle. Kelli realized (in her own words) “I need to find some different venues. Or learn how to run to faster.”
Kelli talked with friends who were indie musicians and realized that alternative venues were going to be more open to her brand of progressive comedy and she began booking herself at prides, women’s festivals, coffehouses, listening rooms and even once (once) a livestock festival.
She released her first CD “I am NOT a 12 Year Old Boy” in 2005. It has been in regular rotation on Sirius Radio’s mainstream comedy channel since shortly after its release.
She released her second CD “Almost Pretty: live from the Stonewall Inn” in July of 2008. It immediately sold out at CDbaby.com and has since received excellent reviews from a number of diverse media outlets.