Mel Kassel

Dark Speculative Fiction & Other Writings

Comedy Publications


As a StarWipe Featured Contributor (January–June 2016), I wrote satirical pieces on the hottest celebrities of our time. Some examples:

  • These Stars Seem To Have Flawless Skin, But To Be Fair, We Can’t See All Of It
  • 6 Stars Looking So Happy, They Must Have Won Their Battles With Depression
  • 6 Celebrity Chefs Who Must Have Wondered What Human Flesh Tastes Like At Some Point
  • 5 Celebrities Whose Weight-Loss Stories Inspired Us To Google ‘Vegetables'
  • 7 Hot Celebrity Siblings Whose Organs Could Be Harvested If The Famous One Got Hurt

Comedy Projects


JakeDate is a groundbreaking dating app from me, Andy Boyle, and Josh Nalven that "launched" in December 2014. It received press from Playboy, Mic, and On the Media.

The Business (Sketch Comedy)

From 2011–2013, I wrote and performed sketches as part of The Business. The group put up new comedy shows monthly at the Public House Theatre and performed at several other venues around the city, including The Playground, Stage 773, Chemically Imbalanced Comedy, Gorilla Tango, and the Upstairs Gallery. Our one-act play, The Second Time Machine, ran for a month at the Public House Theatre.