Monica Nevi is a native of the Seattle area, having grown up about 20 minutes south in the glory that is Renton, Wa. The product of a wonderfully humorous family and diverse life experience, she went on to earn a degree from Seattle University and lived in the city for 3 more years after going to school. A collegiate basketball player, after injuries ended her career she decided to move forward with the next most accepted career for a young woman and pursue her strong interest in stand-up comedy. After starting and performing for the duration of her time in college and beyond Monica continues to perform all over the country with great comedians, in great festivals, in great competitions, television appearances and continues to love it.
Monica has had the privilege of performing in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, 208 Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival and the Seattle International Comedy Competition. In 2015 she was one of the headlining solo show performers for the comedy section of the Bumbershoot arts festival in Seattle. Monica has opened for Michael Ian Black, Ari Shaffir, Sarah Colonna and Nick Swardson among many other impressive names. Monica is the co-host of the popular HugLife Podcast.
In the fall of 2015 her and her podcast co-host Mike Coletta embarked on a 3-month road tour over 1/2 of the country. The Blanket Fort Comedy Tour was a huge success and has now left Monica with nothing but more thirst for stand up.
She has appeared on FOX’s nationally syndicated TV show ‘Laughs’ as well as Seattle based television programs ‘New Day Northwest’ and ‘[the 206]’
Monica released her documentary series ’80 For 80′ on Amazon Prime Video this year where she hosts and interviews hilarious short episodes with people over the age of 80. It is available now on Amazon Prime and YouTube.
Monica is regularly touring nationally and internationally and can be seen performing in clubs, colleges, theaters, comic book shops and Thai restaurants all over.
Monica would love to come perform in new places. Tell your friends, about her, the podcast, ’80 for 80′ or tell her yourself how much you like her. Or just say hey, girl. Say Something Nice