REFORMED WHORES BIOGRAPHY
If Tenacious D and Dolly Parton got drunk and had a baby it would be musical comedy duo Reformed Whores!
Southern bred, but NYC based, Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame, deliver hilariously dirty country tunes with a wink and a smile. Reformed Whores craftily set their bawdy lyrics to sweet melodies and harmonies while playing the accordion, acoustic guitar, and ukulele. Their smiles may be sweet, but they could make a gang-banger in Brooklyn blush!
Reformed Whores have traveled across America straddling both comedy clubs and music venues! On the road, the girls have opened for Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang, Alice Cooper, Godsmack, the Reverend Horton Heat, comedian Ralphie May, and many more. They’ve been featured on IFC, PBS, CBS, IAF.tv, Gotham Comedy Live on AXS tv, The Huffington Post, Splitsider, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, Nerve.com, BUST Magazine, and Glamour Magazine.
The girls have headlined at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville, Chicago, and St. Charles. They’ve performed at Carolines on Broadway, The Improv in Atlanta, BAM in Brooklyn, The Meltdown in LA, Punch Line in SF, NY Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, the Wild Wild West Comedy Festival, Red Clay Comedy Festival, Piccolo Spoleto, and their all time favorite place to perform, Theatre 99 in Charleston, SC.
Seeing that Katy Frame is a quintessential/slightly demented All-American Girl, it’s fitting that she was born in our nation’s capital, Washington DC. Raised in Maryland, she now calls Brooklyn her home. She may look sweet on the outside, but don’t be fooled! This salty lil’ lady is all about crass, sass, and a… well you get it… Full of grit and the determination to let her star shine, she packed up and moved to NYC at the tender age of 18. She attended Barnard College, Columbia University where she first fell in love with improv and sketch. After arriving, she promptly changed her major from Biology to Music & Dance (not telling her parents until graduation) and hasn’t looked back since!
Though this wild flower ultimately found her passion was in writing, song writing, and comedy, she started out her career in musical theatre performing in many Off-Broadway shows in NYC. When Katy isn’t gate checking her guitar and shoving her accordion below undersized Delta Airline seats, she can be found acting in all sorts of cool projects. She has gotten to act alongside Will Smith and Josh Brolin in the blockbuster Men In Black III, she’s been directed by Wet Hot American Summer’s Michael Showalter for the MTV show Blogger Girls, and she was featured in and wrote music for the Warner Brothers web-series My Dad is in a Boy Band, where her song “45 Is The New 15” was featured on The Today Show! You can also find Katy in a bunch of other projects like College Humor videos, and short films but be sure to catch her this Spring in full uni-brow in the upcoming web-series PLANT.
Favorite theater roles include Stella in A Street Car Named Desire, Louisa in The Fantasticks, and most recently Katy played the leading lady, 23, in The Bleeker Company’s Somewhere With You at the New York Musical Theater Festival.
Born with a rebel heart and angel eyes, Marie Cecile Anderson is a singer-songwriting, uke-playing, pick-up driving, sweet-tea loving Southern sweetheart! Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, with country music in her veins, Marie has always been a ham. At age 5, she caught the acting bug when her first role was a piece of dancing seaweed in the Nashville Children’s Theatre production of The Little Mermaid. From there she continued to yuck it up performing in school musicals, community theatre, singing in the church choir, and twirling the flag & rifle for her high school’s marching band. Marie went on to study theatre in NC and CA, and soon moved to NYC w/ everything she owned jammed into six boxes. Fresh off the boat, Marie arrived in NYC all bright-eyed an bushy tailed, dead set on “making it” in the Big Apple!
Marie studied improv at the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC and performed her first solo comedy/music show at The People’s Improv Theatre called “Me & My Uke.” She’s acted Off-Broadway, was featured in HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, a national Food Network commercial (that her Mama called every time it aired), a couple Above Average music videos produced by Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video, and was once a model on Dr. Oz.
Catch Marie as the lead in the award-winning independent feature film Sneakers and Soul, which is now available on iTunes, Amazon, Hulu and soon NetFlix. You can also see Marie as a series regular in the award winning comedy web-series PLANT. Season 2 comes out Spring 2016. Yee-haw!