Hi, I'm Mollie Merkel. I'm a writer, creator, and comedic actress born on a corn, pumpkin, and Christmas tree farm on the outskirts of Frederick Maryland.
My family was somewhat large and unusual, but seemed perfectly normal to me...at the time. I have 5 brothers, and 3 sisters which made for excellent diversity and playmates. I have developed a style of originality, mixing my love for old fashion comedy with the idea of celebrating people in life that aren't traditionally celebrated, characters on the fringe. To me, there is nothing more satisfying then observing someone funny who doesn't know they are funny. I draw a lot of my inspiration from closeted behavior, absurdity, and people trying to transform their life in some way.
I co-created Janice and Jeffrey on IFC’s comedy crib which was one of the greatest joys of my life to film in New York alongside one of my dearest friends Matteo Lane.
Some of my videos have been featured on Elizabeth Banks company Whohaha, NoBudge, FilmShortage, and After Ellen.
And I also went to Astrology School this year with Ricky Williams. So now, I guess I’m an Astrologer who does comedy.