“Frangela is nothing short of magic.” – Stephanie Miller
Frangela is everything that political comedy should be in 2018: two women speaking truth to power, stoking the flames of resistance, bringing together like-minded people for a common cause, wondering why in the hell green bean casserole is a thing… Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton are fired up and they want you to be too!
The pair originally joined forces on the stage of the Second City Theatre in Chicago, finding a kindred spirit and the kind of irrefutable chemistry that only the best of friends can create. Since then, the duo has been a regular fixture on television and radio, popping up to offer their witty and scathing commentary about the pop culture and political stories of the day. They’ve worked separately too, to great acclaim, but it is when Francis and Angela get together that the sparks really start flying.
This is evident from the jump on their debut comedy album RESIST!. Recorded in front of an appropriately raucous audience at Curious Comedy Theater in Portland, Oregon, Frangela offer up a fast-paced, wickedly funny spin through our present-day agonies, from the White House’s nonstop stream of lies to the abusive men that helped spawn the #metoo movement. It’s pointed and hilarious in equal measure.
RESIST! is also the kind of inspiring document that will help rational people keep fighting the good fight against bad policies and worse policymakers. It can be disheartening to keep banging one’s fists against the glass ceiling, and Frangela is a reminder to keep your allies close and to keep your wits (and your tiny “FUCK TRUMP” signs) about you. Our collective sense of humor may be the thing that saves America!
Frangela are regular guests on radio’s “Stephanie Miller Show” as well as onstage on Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Tour. They have a weekly podcast called “The Final Word” and will star in “Me Time With Frangela” starting in September 2018.