Carlie Mantilla and Doni Carley

Best Comedians, August 2011
Carlie’s the exotic straight girl, and Doni’s the crop-haired lesbian—and their salty but sweet brand of musical comedy is all about their BFF relationship. After ditching a too-serious L.A. theater academy, Carlie Mantilla and Doni Carley moved in together and passed the time writing irreverent, even campy, songs about their lives. Carlie’s mom convinced them the songs were funny, and now the duo performs around town—at the Improv, the Comedy Store, and Laugh Factory—riffing on bikini waxes, camel toes, and each other’s romantic mishaps. They’re thinking about pitching a TV show. “Natalie Portman is going to be my girlfriend,” quips Doni.