“Oftentimes, the best comedy is the kind that can not only entertain, but also heal. The Adventure Time actor’s latest slate of jokes and stories is a strong comedic force that will have you feeling all the feels at one point or another, and for that reason alone, this album is unbeatable.”
– Vanyalands’s 20 Favorite Comedy Albums of 2020
“Melinda’s special is bold, funny and deep; a hilarious comedy hour jam-packed with laughs…speaks to her development as a joke-writer and deliverer but also arrives at exactly the right time.”
– Off The Tracks
Melinda Hill uses laughter as medicine in this comedy special about moving from trauma bonding to trauma mending. Imparting insights and crushing confessions punctuated by punchlines in a soul-baring storytelling style, she reflects on transformation, transcendence and triumph of the human spirit. Inappropriate is its own genre where healing meets comedy; it’s heal-arious.
Release date: 2020 • Running time: 1:00:45
Audio: English • Subtitle: English [CC] • Unrated
WAYS TO WATCH
WAYS TO LISTEN
If comedy equals tragedy plus time, comedian Melinda Hill has reached the point where she can make some funny out of the traumas from her past. Melinda and Marc talk about processing the pain, particularly dealing with parents suffering from mental illness. They also talk about Melinda’s trajectory in the comedy business, starting with success in voiceovers to her influential LA stand-up showcase What’s Up, Tiger Lily? to her acting, writing and podcasting ventures. Plus, Melinda talks about the connection she has with Marc’s past, something that requires a bit of processing on Marc’s end. ••LISTEN HERE
L.A. Affairs: I went on a date with my dead ex-boyfriend
BY Melinda Hill
Oct. 30, 2021
I felt super excited and nervous about my date with an ex-boyfriend, which surprised me — since he is dead.
Let me explain: When my ex died in 2019, I felt nothing at first. We had dated many, many years earlier, and even though we loved each other, we had many unresolved issues. When we broke up, I’d filed him away in a heart-shaped time capsule, never to be opened again. Moreover, I didn’t have the bandwidth to properly mourn, since I was putting in grueling hours on a film set.
So imagine my surprise when, more than a year after his death, I found some of his songs on the internet , songs he had written about me. They cracked my heart open as if it were a rainbow bleeding all the colors of delayed grief. ••READ MORE
ALL ABOUT MELINDA
Melinda Hill is an award-winning comedian, actress and writer. As a way of taking the edge off of moving 27 times as a kid with her bipolar dad, Melinda retreated into a fantasy world and wrote little 2-person plays for her brothers and her to star in, inventing characters and fictional family trees. Years later she’s still creating characters and stories to relay messages of empowerment, healing and self- love. Her special and her podcast LET’S PROCESS THIS explore turning trauma into creative treasure by rewriting narratives, and the inspiring journeys of her creative guests who’ve done so. Melinda can be seen in the upcoming romantic comedy Love, Weddings and Other Disasters opposite Diane Keaton and Jeremy Irons, the Emmy and Peabody winning series Adventure Time, Netflix’s Lady Dynamite, as well as appearances on NBC, CBS, FOX, Showtime, Comedy Central’s Reno 911, Sarah Silverman Program and more. She’s performed for troops all over the world and created digital series which have garnered millions of views on multiple platforms. Her series The Program, co-created with Maria Bamford, was named one of LA Weekly’s “10 Best Web Series” and her series Romantic Encounters was recognized for “Outstanding Acting and Writing in a Comedy Series” by LA Weekly Web Awards, LA Web Fest, IndieWire, and LA Film Fest. The viral sketch Confessions of a Tooth Fairy she co-created with Kristen Wiig continues to inspire aspiring tooth fairies all over the world.
LET’S PROCESS THIS
WITH MELINDA HILL
WITH MELINDA HILL
Melinda chats with her creative friends about overcoming/processing trauma and how that informs their creative process.
LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS
Melinda’s upcoming film Love, Weddings & Other Disasters, starring Diane Keaton, Jeremy Irons, Andrew Bachelor and more, will be released On Demand on December 4th! It’s a multi-story romantic comedy about the people who work on weddings to create the perfect day for a loving couple – while their own relationships are outlandish, odd, crazy and far from perfect.