Jill-Michele Melean is cracking us up this season on MADtv. We got the chance to ask her a few questions, and were surprised to find out she's just as popcrazy as we are!
How long have you been a comedian?
Jill-Michele: Since the day I was born. I had the nurses in stitches! I put on shows for the family in Miami all the time.
When did you get into the business?
Jill-Michele: I started doing stand-up when I was nineteen. It was really hard relating to the audience at such a young age so I got involved in sketch comedy. A few years later I was ready to try stand-up again. Success!
On MADtv, you got to play Britney Spears. Have you ever met Britney, and if not, would you want to?
Jill-Michele: I've never met her but hope to soon. Call me a cheeseball but I love her music. It makes me happy and want to chew gum.
What other pop stars would you like to play?
Jill-Michele: Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stephanie, Pink, Willa Ford, Alicia Keys, Faith Evans and The Man -- Eminem. That's just to name a few.
You also did a sketch as Drew Barrymore. Which of her movies has had the biggest impact on you?
Jill-Michele: I love that sketch! I think she is the greatest. I have to say her film Firestarter had the biggest impact on my life. Did you see the fury in her eyes? She was unstoppable. She made me feel like I could do anything.
Aside from the ones starring you, what's your favorite MADtv sketch ever?
Jill-Michele: Anything that Deborah Wilson is in. She is an incredible person and talent. I've always watched her and wanted to meet her. My first day she greeted me with open arms and made me feel part of the MADtv family.
What was the best part about being on MADtv?
Jill-Michele: I'm doing what I love and getting paid for it.
Photo: Paul Beauchemin