Monday, November 30, 2009

Mel & El Gone Bad

El: I'm so excited that we finally have our very own CD to sell!

Mel: I know. It makes us so REAL.

El: We're like Tenacious D.

Mel: We're like Flight of the Conchords.

El: We're like Metallica.

Mel: But NOT.

El: Let's tell people where they  can buy this amazing compilation of our hilarious and wonderful songs.

Mel: Ok! People: you can buy this amazing compilation of our hilarious and wonderful songs at any of our upcoming live gigs.

El: And you will also be able to buy it online SOON!

Mel: But not just yet.

El: We're playing hard to get.

Mel: You know you want it but you can't have it.

El: Our CD's lack of online availability gives you blue balls, doesn't it? Does it hurt? You gonna cry? You gonna CRY???

Mel: El!

El: What?

Mel: You always take it one step too far.

El: Am I punished?

Mel: Yes.

El: You gonna hit me? You gonna spank me? Aw, yeah... do it hard.

Mel: I don't know why I'm friends with you.

MEL & EL will be guest starring in Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad 
at 45 Bleecker throughout the month of December!

Tuesday, December 1st at 8PM
Wednesday, December 9th at 8PM
Thursday, December 10th at 8PM
Saturday, December 19th at 10PM
Saturday, January 2nd at 8PM

Come join us!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Best of New York!

El: I'd like to thank the Academy, my mother, and my first grade music teacher Mrs. Beebee for teaching me to always breathe with my...

Mel: El? What are you doing?

El: I'm practicing my acceptance speech for the award we just won.

Mel: Do you mean the Village Voice Best of NYC 2009 Award?

El: That's the one!

Mel: There's no awards ceremony, sweetie.

El: There isn't?

Mel: No. They just ran it in the paper.

El: Don't we get a plaque or a statue or anything?

Mel: Nope, we just get to enjoy the title.

El: But I was really looking forward to making that speech.

Mel: Save it for the next award.

El: Ok.

Mel: And you can put the hairbrush down now.

El: What hairbrush?

Mel: The one you were pretending was a trophy.

El: Nuh uh. I just had some knots.

Mel: Sure you did.

Best Advance in the World of Fag Hagdom
Performance duo Mel & El—a/k/a Melanie Adelman and Ellie Dvorkin—don't care for the term "fag hag." They feel it has acquired a sort of negative sound, as if there were something wrong with a woman wanting to cling to a gay man day and night until she passes out. They prefer "fruit fly"—or, even better, "Fagnet," which happens to be the name of their popular comedy/dance song that is a hilarious highlight of
their act ("F-A-G plus magnet equals fagnet," they chant in sisterly unity). The two have been best friends since seventh grade, but it's doubtful they were bonded in fagnetting till at least the eighth. Their goofy anthem—which they've paraded around everywhere from the Duplex to Ars Nova—has made the gays love them right back.

We had an absolute blast being the special guest performers at Vanessa's
bachelorette party last weekend. There's a pic above and our business card below so
that you or someone you know can hire us, too!