Watch: ‘Rods & Cones’ a New Lesbian Buddy Comedy from Tara Jepsen and Beth Lisick

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Created by comedy duo – Tara Jepsen and Beth Lisick, ‘Rods & Cones’ is a comedy series about high-power, low-profit comics Carole and Mitzi, as they take on their rivals, The MILFies.

Whats the plot – well two recently art school graduates who are in debt. After being rudely interrupted by a pair of lovable comedians, Carole Murphy and Mitzi Fitzsimmons, whose Hot Mom act simply kills, they decide to join them in a comedy contest with a cash prize called Over the Shoulder Comedy Boulders Festival.

“We, Beth Lisick and Tara Jepsen, have been performing Carole and Mitzi on video and live for over ten years, all over the USA, in venues both prestigious (UCB Theatre L.A., Dixon Place NYC) and provincial (weddings). Carole and Mitzi are dysfunctional but powerfully happy women in their late 40s/early 50s/early 60s (it’s never clear and they don’t remember their age) who clean a gay men’s bath house to get by. They drink quite a bit and eat a lot of pancakes. They are aspiring “estrogen comediennes.” They are fun, resourceful, likable characters who have no use for modern contrivances (though they do enormously enjoy riding the bus). Carole is gay and Mitzi is an all-play, though both will have sex with pretty much anyone.”

Tara Jepsen and Beth Lisick

Creators Jepsen and Lisick, are not the only compelling participants in R&C’s cast. Erin Markey and Jibz Cameron play opposite Lisick and Jepsen as George and Bess (The MILFies), protagonists who aim to turn their performance art into a more lucrative comedy routine. The roles of George and Bess were specifically written for Markey and Cameron, both of whom are prolific performers and tremendous comedic talents.

“We’ve been performing with them live for years, and have always wanted to create more ways to collaborate. Their portrayal of the MILFies has already been a source of great joy. It only promises to get more insane.”

Tara Jepsen and Beth Lisick

Additional crew members are Michelle Lawler as Director of Photography, Kristina Davies (video and motion graphics editor for diverse projects from Vice to Nirvana to Spike Jonze), and first-time director Laurel Frank.

The comedy is the first original web series to premiere on Wifey.tv, a video network by and for women. Episode One will be available starting September 5th.

Women are the subject, not the object – Wifey.tv

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