Rachael Millanta

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Chicago, Illinois
The Second City, University Of Technology Sydney, Southern Cross University
Comedy, TV, Travel
  • Rachael is a features writer for The List.
  • Her debut comedy television pilot, "I Could Do That," was a finalist (top 5) in Roadmap Writer's Jumpstart Writing Competition 2021, was a semifinalist in The Script Lab's Screenplay Contest 2021, and spent numerous weeks on Coverfly's Red List. It has also placed as a quarterfinalist in the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, with further placements pending.
  • Following her sold-out run at Sydney Fringe Festival 2018, Rachael took her critically acclaimed solo show "Lower Your Expectations" to Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, and Newcastle Fringe in 2019, where she enjoyed sold-out shows and received overwhelmingly positive reviews.


Rachael Millanta is a writer and comedian from Sydney, Australia, now based in Chicago, Illinois. Her articles have been published in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Everygirl, Points In Case, Slackjaw Humor, South Side Sox, View The VIBE, and WanderEater Magazine, among others. She has also previously written for Giant Dwarf's "Sketchy At Best and Dipskit - A Live Sketch Show" at Sydney Fringe Comedy, and hosts a regular segment on Australian comedian Justin Hamilton's "Big Squid Podcast."


Rachael has a Juris Doctor from the University of Technology Sydney and a Bachelor of Business from Southern Cross University in Australia. She is also a graduate of The Second City's flagship Conservatory Program and UCLA's Writing for Late Night Comedy Professional Program, specializing in sketch, screenwriting, and standup comedy.
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