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What happens when you cross a hilarious female musical comedy duo with lights, cameras, and all kinds of hot humor action? Webisodes, that's what. Read more

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What happens when you cross a hilarious female musical comedy duo with lights, cameras, and all kinds of hot humor action? Webisodes, that's what.

New York, NY Webseries
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El: Hey, Mel?
Mel: Yes, El?
El: Don't you ever wish that sitcoms were five minutes or less, so that we could enjoy a visit with our favorite humorous characters without putting in a hefty time commitment?
Mel: I sure do, El. I like to reap the benefits of a good laugh without feeling like I'm rooted to the couch for hours on end.
El: We could make a mini sitcom, you know. A hilariously funny sitcom that we'd put on the web for people to enjoy wherever they are, whenever they want.
Mel: That's genius. It would be a series for the web.
El: A web series!
Mel: And the episodes would be called "webisodes"!
El: Why have we never thought of this before?
Mel: I don't know, but I sure do love your good, smart brain.
El: And I yours, Mel. Now let's get to shootin'.

Hello, Lovely Readers!
We are Mel & El - best friends since we were 12 years old and an award-winning musical comedy team that has been playing to audiences in New York City and beyond for the past few years. Our act has had various incarnations, from a cabaret show to a full-scale Off-Broadway production to a monthly comedy show at one of the top five comedy clubs in the country. We are now ready to embark on our next big adventure: a web series! We're working with a fantastic team to produce three fully scripted "webisodes" that will also include our original music. We already have story ideas galore, and if they make US laugh out loud, imagine what they're going to do to YOU. ALL KINDS OF CRAZY THINGS!

Of course, it costs money to do this "right". While we'd like to think that we could conquer the web with nothing but a flipcam and some lip gloss, we know better. So here we are, bee-atches! Help some sisters out!

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    The 32AA (or the “Itty Bitty Titty” level)
    Get your very own Fagnet Magnet. Your refrigerator will shout: F-A-G + Magnet = Fagnet! You’ll also receive a lovely shout-out on our website!

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    21 backers

    The 32A (or the “Some People LIKE Them Small” level)
    Get the magnet PLUS a signed copy of our debut CD, “Mel & El: She’s My Bitch”. It retails for $10, but the signatures are totes worth the extra fiver.

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    The 34B (or the “Perfectly Respectable” level)
    Get the magnet PLUS the signed CD PLUS a pair of underwear with the words “Get Out” printed on either the crotch or the bum… you choose the location!

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    The 36C (or the “Nice Rack” level)
    Get all of the above, PLUS two tickets to our show, “Mel & El: Our Time of the Month” at Comix in NYC.

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    The 38D (or the “More Than a Handful” level)
    Get all of the above PLUS a free cocktail with Mel & El after the show. That’s right, we will DRINK with you. We like dirty martinis with extra olives, but you can have whatever you want.

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    11 backers

    The 38DD (or the “Bodacious Tatas” level)
    Get all of the above PLUS we will spend three days tweeting and updating our facebook stati with praises in YOUR NAME. Imagine it: “Pat Smith is our lord and master!” or “We love Pat Smith more than we love chocolate!” or “Pat Smith is hung like Dirk Diggler”. We promise to keep it tasteful if that is your preference.

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    The 38E (or the “Are Those REAL?” level)
    Get the whole shebang above PLUS a personalized poem written for you, about you. We will send you your very own copy AND we will post it on our blog. Has anyone ever written you a poem? A GOOD one? We didn’t think so.

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    The 40F(or the “Extremely Well Endowed” level)
    Get everything the previous levels get PLUS a personalized rap written and recorded just for you. We don’t write raps for just anybody, and we have definitely NEVER recorded one. This would be a first. With wicked mad beats and everything!

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    The 42FF (or the “Whatcha gonna do with all that breast...all that breast inside that shirt” level) Get all of the wonderful things we have already described PLUS a day on set with Mel & El + the crew PLUS our undying love. Our love will never die. Ever.

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    The 42GG (or the "Those Are the Biggest and Best Boobies We Have Ever Seen" level) Get all of the previously mentioned goodness (including that day on set with Mel & El!) PLUS an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit on one of our episodes. I mean, you're basically very famous now. Good.

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    The 44H (or the “This Has Just Gotten Ridiculous” level)
    Get all of the aforementioned amazingness PLUS a CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER credit on one of our episodes PLUS our undying love PLUS our first born child. (We’re just kidding about the child. But you can totally babysit.)

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