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Frangela is a Los Angeles-based comedy duo composed of comedians Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton, both of The Second City. Callier and Shelton regularly appeared on the VH1 weekly comedy news review Best Week Ever, the NPR radio show Day to Day and the Fox News late night show Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld. They had their own show on KTLK called The Week According to Frangela, which aired live on Saturdays from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. The comedy duo also appeared in the 2009 movie He's Just Not That Into You. Angela Shelton has voiced Spider Man 2 and Ultimate Spider Man, Superman, and Reservoir Dogs video games, while Frances Callier played "Roxy" on the show Hannah Montana. In 2010, KTLK announced that they would be discontinuing The Week According to Frangela in favor of other local programming. The duo then moved the show to a self-distributed podcast recorded live Saturday nights at The Second City Training Center in Hollywood, CA. On August 20, 2010, the duo recorded their final installment of the show.
Currently, Frangela records an audio and video podcast of their popular "Idiot of the Week" segment, in which fans send in news stories about people whose own lack of common sense usually brings them into conflict with the law. At the end of the week, they choose from at least three candidates, one of whom becomes the titular subject. Each episode of "Idiot of the Week" lasts approximately 10–15 minutes.
The last new segment of "Idiot of the Week" came in January of 2014.
The Stephanie Miller Show
From March 12–14, 2008, they were brought in at the last minute to fill in on the Stephanie Miller Show after Elayne Boosler had stated she no longer wished to fill-in on the show. Stephanie Miller and her "mooks" were on vacation for the entire week (March 10–14, 2008), but with a great deal of breaking news happening in the week, it was felt that live shows would be needed. During this time, the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal was in the news and Geraldine Ferraro resigned from the Hillary Clinton Presidential campaign because of her remarks on the candidacy of Barack Obama. Audience response to Frangela was so popular that the duo now occasionally appears during the Friday show's third hour in the segment, "Fridays with Frangela."
They are now the designated "regular fill-in hosts" for the Stephanie Miller Show and in that capacity, they hosted the show from Monday, June 30, 2008 through Friday, July 4, 2008 while Stephanie Miller, Jim Ward and Chris Lavoie were on vacation. They also hosted the show from Monday, September 8, 2008 through Friday, September 15, 2008, filling in during another vacation week for the cast of the show, as Stephanie and her co-hosts had just broadcast live on location from both political conventions the two weeks prior. They've co-hosted with Chris Lavoie on a few other occasions when Stephanie could not appear, and filled in during late December 2008/early January 2009 while the cast was off for the holidays. On February 23, Frangela's show on KKGN in San Francisco made its debut. However, the show's future in the 4 pm-7 pm PST slot is uncertain.
After several years away from the show, Frangela returned in 2014 as a featured guest on Miller's uncensored "Happy Hour" podcast, following it several weeks later with an all-new "Fridays with Frangela" segment.
I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!
On day four of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! Shelton was the first to be evicted from the camp.
On day eight, four days after Shelton was evicted from camp, Callier announced to the camp that she would be leaving I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! to join her friend back in Los Angeles.
Shelton and Callier performed together in the July 2012 edition of Don't Tell My Mother! (Live Storytelling), a monthly showcase in which actors, authors, screenwriters and comedians share true stories they would never want their mothers to know.
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- Frances Callier; Angela V. Shelton (June 24, 2007). Interview with Frangela of VH1's "Best Week Ever" (Transcript). Interview with Simon Thorn. WickedInfo. Retrieved 2008-06-09.
- Frances Callier; Angela V. Shelton (June 18, 2007). Handling Offensive Words in Comedy (Audio). Interview with Alex Cohen. Day to Day. NPR. Retrieved 2008-06-09.