In 2010 Mel Blossom decided to trade the brats & beers of Milwaukee for the tacos & tequila of Merida, Mexico, instantly becoming the only resident professional English-speaking comedian in the entire Mayan Riviera. In between not knowing the language, never quite being sure what she just ordered for lunch, and learning to drive around circulos without major vehicular carnage, Mel managed to spin her adventures into an all-new act. Within months, she established a monthly comedy residency at Merida’s El Templo Bar, where she became must-see entertainment for Merida’s expat community and English speaking tourists. In April of 2012 she participated in Stand Up Records Comedy Festival in Akumal where she performed with Gus Lynch and Chad Daniels as well as many other comics from around the globe. In her years performing in the Yucatan Mel has gained the reputation as the most intentionally funny gringa in the Yucatan, as drunken sorority girls who walk face-first into Cancun phone poles do not count.