MELISSA SURACH is a writer and performer who writes way too much. She is a writer for house sketch team National Scandal. Before that, she was in the sketch duo GynoCult. Originally from Jersey City, N.J., she once convinced City Hall to unanimously pass a resolution honoring her for Comedic Arts for producing shows there. Melissa has served as a editor and head writer for McGill University’s humor magazine Red Herring and has subsequently studied under Michael Showalter, Kevin McDonald, Kevin Allison and other great comedians. She has a Professional Screenwriting Certificate from NYU and has studied Advanced Humor Writing at Gotham. She has written articles for NY Press, Beer Advocate, splidsider.com among other publications. And she and is currently working on two novels and a collection of sci-fi stories to complete her MFA in Creative Writing at The New School.