Jameeleh Shelo is a native Chicagoan and proud Southsider (Go Sox!) She is an Emmy award winning writer and a producer, but her first love will always be comedy. She apologizes to her husband for the previous statement and thanks him for his support. She attended Columbia College Chicago where she earned a B.A. in Television Writing and Production, this degree gave her the skills necessary to become a waitress. Since no one would trust her to handle food she became a TV producer. As a creative outlet she began doing improv, sketch and stand-up. She has performed with Second City’s Brown Co., improvised at iO and Annoyance theater, and performed her one woman show, My American Cousin at UCB, Magnet and PIT in NYC and at Silk Road Theater, iO, and Second City in Chicago. She is also a regular at the New York Arab American Comedy festival and Arabissh.
Jameeleh is very lucky to have interned and worked for some very funny people in her career. She interned at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and worked for Stephen Colbert, Lisa Lampanelli and Cedric the Entertainer. If you ask any of these people about her they will pretend to remember her. In addition to that, she has produced from TBS, Comedy Central, HGTV and DIY Network, Harpo, TLC and is currently Coordinating Producer for HGTV’s Chicago Flippers.
Jameeleh is also the Executive Director of the Chicago Palestine Film Festival and believes that all people have a right to share their narrative in any media they see fit. She wants to thank you all for taking time to read this and will now go back to sharing her narrative via macaroni necklaces.