05 Jun The Indie Mom of Comedy
Innovative, Independent with Individuality are the words that best describe MESHELLE “The Indie-Mom of Comedy“. With a style that makes you stop and in your tracks and say “she looks like “the Girlfriend, not “the WIFE” and certainly not anyone’s “MOM”. MESHELLE is a wife, mother of 3, and sought after comedienne whose appearances include: Nickelodeon’s Search for the Funniest Mom in America 3 (Hosted by Roseanne Barr), Martin Lawrence Presents: THE FIRST AMENDMENT STAND UP (STARz), THE BLACKLIST: 20 Most Notable and Notorious Moments of 2009 & 2010 (TV-ONE); BET News Presents; Obama: Journey to the White House, as well as BET’s ComicView (2014), ASPIRE TV (LaffMobb Presents:We Got Next, 2014)The WORD Network (Soulaughable Comedy Series) (NBC, syndicated Documentary) Walk a Mile In My Shoes: 90 Year Look at The NAACP MESHELLE pioneered the role of “Michelle” (portrayed by Kimberly Elise in the film adaptation) in the hit Stage Play “Woman Thou Art Loosed” written by TD Jakes and Terry McFadden.
A graduate of Bowie State University and a former Temple University Doctoral level student; MESHELLE opted for an extended leave-of-absence after 3 years of matriculation in the Department of School Psychology to pursue her comedic career. MESHELLE is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and a 2010-2012 Open Society Institute Community Fellow. As an Alumni Fellow of this noted social justice organization; offering funding for programing/initiatives in 57 international countries and the United States founded by George Soros; MESHELLE implemented Goaldiggers The Sankofa Project www.goaldiggers.us , connecting inner city teen girls of African descent to education and tools to gain college access; by introducing them to the study of their ancestry and ethnic identity reinforcing a positive self-concept. Anthropological methodology, genealogical research and DNA testing will uncover and assure their ethnic identity with a culminating voyage to Ghana, West Africa.
As an advocate for girls and women; MESHELLE’s inaugural literary offering “101 Things Every Girl/Young Woman of Color Should Know” (Duafe Press, 2010) is available exclusively at www.saveourgirls.com and is currently utilized in school-based, private, faith-based, and non-profit programming. MESHELLE is a Contributing Editor for Heart&Soul Magazine whose writings have been featured in The UTNE Reader and URBANITE Magazine; and is Host/Writer of the Award Winning Educational Series “Sex Smart for Teens” www.injoyvideos.com.
MESHELLE returned to her Musical theater roots as the “Mayor of Dingburg” (Baltimore Theater Project; November 2010) during the 2 week production of “Zippy the Pinhead: The Musical “an original adaptation of the internationally award winning syndicated comic strip written by Bill Griffith appearing in 200 newspapers weekly. MESHELLE’s New One Woman Show, “Diary of A M.I.L.F.” (Mom I’d Love to FOLLOW) Directed by Rain Pryor; debuted December 17, 2011 to a sold-out audience at the Baltimore Theatre Project and has received multiple awards; WINNER, Favorite Overall Theatrical Experience (Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, 2012); WINNER Audience Choice Award (DC Black Theatre Festival, 2013). WINNER, “One Act Battle” (DC Black Theatre Festival, 2012, 2013), WINNER, Outstanding Solo Performer (Midtown International Theatre Festival, 2014: NY, NY)
MESHELLE “The Indie-Mom of Comedy” is indeed…Funny on PURPOSE!