Mary Kelly is a standup comedian, writer, actor and producer based in Chicago.
Mary has been performing all her life. She was the annoying theater kid you grew up with - and her background in theatre contributes to her quirky, energetic comedic style.
Mary has both a Theatre Studies and Creative Writing degree from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. After school, Mary lived and traveled around Europe for three years, buying hash in strange alleys and learning how annoying the rest of the world thinks Americans are.
Upon returning to Milwaukee, Mary performed at Comedy Sportz, joining the long form musical improv team T.I.M.! The show was a smash hit, selling out the venue month after month for more than three years.
These days Mary is based in Chicago, and can be seen performing at various venues around the city; including the Laugh Factory, the Lincoln Lodge, Comedy Bar, the Annoyance and countless others.
Mary is a graduate of the iO Training Center, and has participated in courses through The Second City and The Lincoln Lodge comedy programs. She was a founder, contributor and performer in the Crowd Theater’s house sketch team - FiasCo from 2017-2020.
in 2021 Mary did stand-up Paris, France at Barbes Comedy Club. She also ventured to Hawaii’s big island where she headlined Pineapples Comedy Show.
2022 highlights include doing a tour of Nashville in November, being selected for Kenan Thompson Presents at The Laugh Factory Chicago, as well as continuing to sell out the pop-up queer comedy show @thewitchinghourcomedy at Chicago's seminal stand-up theater, the Lincoln Lodge.
Low Key Karaoke Residency at The Playground
Low Key Karaoke Residency at The Annoyance
Low Key Karaoke Showcase/Open Mic at Northside Bar and Grill
Fiasco Sketch at The Crowd
Satirical at Empirical Brewery
The Witching Hour at The Lincoln Lodge