No one takes female comics seriously. Not even female comics. I'm sure there would have been a documentary on the subject, had their been anyone willing to watch it. (see: Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work). But female comics, unlike the LA Sparks, are on the up and up.
Since Hilary Clinton took office, we've seen Ellen Degeneres conquer daytime television with nonsensical dances and relentless giveaways. We've seen emerging talent like Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of Broad City talk frankly about the tampon vs. pad. We've seen Tina Fey write a book about pants being bossy. We've seen Amy Poehler take Upright Citizens Brigade up a notch, make that weird smirk, and then marry (and divorce) our favorite character on Arrested Development.
Please disregard: Rosie O'Donnell.
Enter Chloe + Zoe a female comedy duo, who aim to host their own award show, eat burritos for breakfast, and finish season 2 of their online series by May. The honeymooning duo, as in sync as a tandem bike, are equally talented performers. Chloe and Zoe show potential and relatability that is of the Lena Dunham variety. Check out how hard they Craigslist.
If you enjoyed the comedy-drama series, Gilmore Girls, please exit this browser. There are enough thirty-something single mothers on TV. We now return you to our regular scheduled programming, Chloe and Zoe.
Chloe: Very recently. I made my first joke at In-N-Out in 2010. Want to hear it?The fries at In-N-Out come in 2 sizes – none, or a lot.Zoe: I made my first joke when I was 2 or 3. When watching Beauty and theBeast, which I knew very well, I turned to my family and said (re: Gastoneand his troops banging down the Beast’s door) “The good towns-peopleare the bad towns-people, and the bad towns-people are the good towns-people.” This isn’t really a joke so much as pointing something out, butaccording to my mom it was delivered like bad-um-pah!
Chloe: I first met Zoë at her fake engagement party.
Chloe and Zoe: No.Chloe: But we know what it is! We just found out the other day.Zoe: Somebody told me about it at a party but I forgot.Chloe: She just googled it. Now we’re downloading it so I guess the answer is YES.
Chloe and Zoe: Well we’re making Season 2, then we’re going to try and develop the show as a half-hour (we’re aiming for like FOX or NBC). After that there’ll be a feature, some action figures, probably some commercial appearances, maybe a spokeswomen gig, definitely a clothing line, and we’d really like to host an awards show. But really, we’re writing Season 2. We’ll have that done by May, and then we’ll see what’s next.
Chloe and Zoe: No.**Proof that no one has ever kept a New Year resolution.
Chloe: When we started thinking about the show we talked a lot about Daria, about Ghost World, about Bill & Ted, and some about Beavis and Butthead. Daria helps us the most.Zoe: And also the excellent web series “Broad City”. They make me laugh. A lot of people do. Like all the 70’s SNL guys - Steve Martin in particular, Patton Oswalt, Tina Fey and co., Sarah Silverman big time… my friend Tim…Chloe: My friends make me laugh. Today I watched all the episodes of “Bestie x Bestie” and Jenny Slate made me laugh. That video where Steve Nash dresses up as Batman and makes fun of P90X really makes me laugh.
Chloe: Somebody said that Josh looks like Butthead. That one was good. I like when people post unfiltered observations. Sorry, it says “EXACTLY LIKE BUTTHEAD.”Zoe: The best ones for me are the ones that are like “you guys are hilarious” or “you’re so great”, etc.
Chloe: The best drink is a $2 Dos Equis at La Cabana on a Thursday night. It just tastes better when it’s cheap.Zoe: Yeah, we also drink these black, disgusting-looking/tasting “brain shots” from Earth Bar (e3 live?) when we have a show or big writing to do. E3 live with “Brain On”. You really feel it. One memorable brunch that comes to mind is my brunch I had at BLD on Beverly. Wow. We got all this amazing brunch. Their Eggs Benedict, ricotta blueberry pancakes, gimme a break.Chloe: I wasn’t there but it sounds great. The only thing I really want to eat when I wake up is a burrito. I like the one at Yuca’s with all the pork. But the last time I tried to go on a Saturday morning they weren’t open yet. It was like 9. And the best place to people watch is Soul-Cycle.Zoe: Yeah. Or the Cross-fit place next to Yogurtland. We once sat in the car eating our yogurt while these people were hopping up and down and hurling themselves around in class.