Karmel's sense of humor was inherited from a storytelling father whose tales of growing up in East Texas were secondary to the characters he used to chronicle such stories. Often using the everyday and ordinary to reveal the absurd and useless. Karmel grew up in Lynwood, California; commonly known as the suburbs of Compton. He booked his first stand-up gig in the 6th grade when he and his classmates were locked out of class waiting for their teacher. A bored group of students requested a short set from the prepubescent comic -- and he delivered. A relative newcomer, he's performed at the Improv, Ha Ha Cafe, Laugh Factory, and at the Comedy Store. So, if your in the audience of one of Karmel's shows, be prepared to laugh like the time your best friend fell off the monkeybars and landed on his chocolate milk. Good times.