Return Engagement of comedy cult favorites CARLIE & DONI the irreverent musical/comedy duo whose show, "Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner present Carlie and Doni help Save the Playhouse" played to a sell-out crowd at Santa Monica Playhouse in March back for one night only in a one-hour musical comedy holiday special, Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm.
"They're a scream!" LA WEEKLY
Rated R for strong language. A Hamza-Urbisci Production.
"A unique and fresh act that has been thrust into the local comedy scene." Brian Monaghan, LA Comedy Examiner
CARLIE Mantilla & DONI Carley are two best friends who met in 2005 at Los Angeles Community College Theater Academy. They quickly realized it wasn't for them and dropped out. Carlie moved in with Doni and they decided to form a musical/comedy act, writing silly songs and sketches on their own time. One day in 2007 Carlie's mom convinced Carlie to sign them up for an open mic at the Comedy Store. They weren't sure how their straight girl/lesbian musical duo would go over. It went better than they expected. Over the last three years they have developed that seven-minute audition into a one-hour comedy musical/comedy extravaganza. Carlie & Doni recently performed at The Comedy Festival in San Francisco. They are regulars at Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and this year were the Headline attraction at The Improv and did their first commercial for Toyota, writing and performing a song they wrote called "My First Ride." C&D also wrote the titular song and will appear as troubadours in the comedy film, "When Harry Marries." The act is building a following among many of their peers including the preeminent comedian, Lily Tomlin.
A Hamza-Urbisci Production.
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Friday, September 23, 2011 at 8:00 pm Ticket $20 in advance; $30 at the door. Advance reservations strongly advised.
Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage is located at 1211 4th Street (between Wilshire & Arizona), in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, CA 90401-1391. By public transportation: take the Santa Monica Blue Bus or the LA Metro Rapid #720, exit 4th and Wilshire. # # #
Santa Monica Playhouse
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401