Michelle began her comedy career performing standup comedy on stages across the Southeast, she then gained attention in the comedy world after releasing comedy skits online as SHELLYBELLYCOMEDY. Since then, her comic videos have gone on to earn millions of views, she has since gained over 2 million accumulated followers and earned over 100 million likes through her social media accounts. Apart from her work as a standup comedian, Michelle was discovered through her social media by Studio Lambert and was chosen to be on the number one reality show “The Circle” season 3 on Netflix. Her time on “The Circle” was the most-watched season to date, the world fell in love with her Southern twang and funny personality. Michelle has also been featured in “Cosmopolitan ELLE”, Buzzfeed, IMDb, ABC, NBC, Fox, Roku, Parade, Bustle, ENews, “Women’s Health, Newsweek”, The Decider, TV Insider and has been on talk shows and podcast across the US, (Google Michelle Rider she is everywhere). Velvet Seats states in a write-up, “Michelle Rider has become one of the top comedy acts in 2022 to look out for, Michelle Rider is delighting fans with a one-of-a-kind 50 minute show you will not forget."