Twisting my melon man
Hello, we are Melon Comedy. A global gaggle of writers, performers & recovering advertising creatives. First started in 2017 by author Lorelei Mathias, we’ve been making award-winning short films from Melbourne to London, drawn together by serendipity and a love for laughing at the melancholy silliness of the modern world. For us, Comedy is the best meds. And we should know, we’ve tried everything else on the NHS.
Best Un-commissioned Pilot nominee at Edinburgh TV Festival New Voice Awards
‘I like the mix of animation and sketches about neurodiversity’ Lynne Parker Funny Women UK
‘Stunning stuff, with a worthy reason behind it too’ British Comedy Guide
‘Very funny’ Deborah Frances White and The Guilty Feminist
‘The New Face of Comedy’ ABC
‘Timely, interesting & Noble’ Comedy Central
* UK Funny Women’s Industry Pick
* Mentored by Dick Fiddy of the British Film Institute
Our new web series is BATSHIT – a prescription for an insane world… to turn Earth’s frown upside down.
Hear us talking about it on BBC Radio 5 Live here:
BATSHIT stars: Michael Spicer, Sarah Smart, Joe Davies, Josh Glanc, Joseph Adelakun, Dr Pam Rana, Dave Callan, Jonathan Schuster, Lisa Fineberg, Urvi Majumder, Rose Callaghan, Kris Shrimpton, Anne Musisi, Emmy McMorrow, Mark Davis, Lorelei Mathias, Camilla Mathias, Yasser Kayani and heaps of other incredible talents from down under & up above… plus internet-breaking animations by ‘melancholy Gilliam’ Steve Cutts (The Simpsons, Moby, ‘Man’ & ‘Happiness’.)
Made in support of World Mental Health Day Federation and CALM, and dedicated to one of our founding performers who lost his battle with Anxiety & Depression, our pilot sees observational comedy kick the ass of mental illness, misogyny, pollution, ‘wellness’ & clean eating, and the horrors of modern dating. At first glance, none of these things seem funny. But when you’ve been through it and come out the other side, they are – and we reckon Comedy is a beautiful platform for helping people feel less alone…
Oh dear. That all sounds a bit worthy! Shouldn’t comedy be funny?
We also have skits about very silly things.
Like an olfactory test centre.
A tupperware fetish.
And a Goblin that tangles up your iPhone cable when your back’s turned. Yeah, he’s real alright. We’re onto him.
Watch our Edinburgh Festival nominated new sketch show BATSHIT on Comedysauce.UK from 18.5.21 and here
Or click on some of our individual sketches in the tabs above.
Meet Alana & her colleague, Ariel. A comedy about plastic; a tragedy about humans.
Spoof reality-show fronts up to one of the biggest horrors of modern love, head on.
Lockdown or not, some people aren’t good at leaving the house… We’ll literally just be a minute.
Modern love is rubbish…One of a series of sketches about the madness of modern dating