No way! While there will be much talk of babies, pregnancy and parent-life, The Mommy Show is a totally inclusive experience welcoming humans of all kinds. Are you a parent? Have you ever HAD a parent? Are you pregnant and freaking out? Are you so psyched you don't have kids? Are your friends with kids driving you insane? Then this show is for YOU.
Really, though, the stories and songs in The Mommy Show have been entertaining moms, single folks, grandparents, gay parents and other people with senses of humor for years.
MEL & EL are Melanie Kinard and Ellie Dunn - real life BFFs who have known each other since they were twelve years old. Described as a "musical Amy Poehler and Tina Fey", MEL & EL are now moms to three (total) adorable kiddies and can't stop talking about it.
In NYC, MEL & EL have performed their full-length show featuring slightly inappropriate stories and songs at venues such as Joe's Pub, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Duplex, Ars Nova, Comix, QED and 92Y Tribeca. The ladies have traveled all over the country (LA! PA! DC! FL! Other places!) to perform at theaters, comedy clubs, colleges and private parties, and have seen a nice amount of The World performing aboard Atlantis Cruises - the fanciest and gayest cruises of them all.
In addition to their live shows, MEL & EL have hosted fundraisers and events for Studio42, The Harvey Milk School, The Food Bank of NYC, the ACLU and The Trevor Project. They continue to appear in NYC at venues like Gotham Comedy Club, Le Poisson Rouge, The Box, The PIT and UCB.
Their web series, "The Mel & El Show", won Best Web Series at The Las Vegas Film Festival and their debut comedy music album "Mel & El: She's My Bitch" is currently available on iTunes. Right this very second, they are releasing singles on Bandcamp from their second album, "Mel & El: Codefriendent".
MEL & EL's song "Fagnet (F-A-G plus Magnet equals Fagnet)" was awarded the NYC Backstage Bistro Award and won Best Song at The New York Funny Songs Festival. They were given the Collaboration Award by the NY Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts and Media, were chosen as Go Magazine's Very Best in NYC Comedy, received the Outstanding Comedy Award at NYC's Fresh Fruit Festival and were named the Village Voice's Best of NYC.
THE MOMMY SHOW
The Mommy Show is the funniest show about parenting that you will ever see. It's a hilarious moms' night out or date night for the people who so desperately need and deserve a laugh and a DRINK. Join award-winning comedy music duo (and moms) MEL & EL for pee-in-your pants** songs like "White Lady with a Black Baby", "My Man is Just the Right Amount of Gay", and "I Ruined You." There will be stories, songs, giveaways, and a chance to unload and unwind AND still get back to relieve the babysitter before it gets too late. It's like nursery school for grown-ups, but with Merlot instead of milk.
** Please pee in the potty, not in your pants.
MEL & EL
IS THIS SHOW JUST FOR MOMMIES?
CAN THE MOMMY SHOW COME TO ME?
Yes. Yes, it can.
Mel & El have brought their show to places teeny and gigantic. If you'd like to bring The Mommy Show to your city for an event, convention, baby shower or comedy night OR if you'd like Mel & El to host your event, get in touch HERE.
Photo by Trevor Oswalt
Photo by Peter Zielinski