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Shelly Paul is the oldest of 5 kids and was born and raised in Minnesota, where she started doing stand-up in January of 2014. Her comedy is incredibly personal, bitingly poignant and just a little bit absurd. She’s not afraid to be vulnerable and honest on stage, which might make you leave her shows feeling that somehow you’ve known her your whole life, and are pretty sure that you’ve got matching tattoos to prove it. Wait, what?
Shelly is a co-producer of the monthly show “PSSY CTRL” at the Comedy Corner Underground, a club where she is also a show-runner, producer and frequent performer. She is a cast member on the popular weekly Minneapolis showcase “Boy Kisses” and was winner of the House of Comedy’s “Funniest Person with a Day Job” contest in 2016. She was an invited performer for the 2015 “10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival” which she was a producer for in 2016. Shelly has opened for such acts as Tom Green, Michelle Biloon and Joe Zimmerman and was named one of the top 5 comics to watch in Minneapolis by Growler Magazine in 2017.