Mo Gaffney has shined portraying comedic characters in various film roles and has had recurring spots on numerous TV shows, including “That ’70s Show” and “Mad About You.” She was particularly hysterical as wacky Bo on “Absolutely Fabulous.”
Together, Najimy and Gaffney wrote and performed in “The Kathy & Mo Show: Parallel Lives,” an award-winning, off-Broadway showcase of their best material. It ran for six years before becoming an HBO special. Everyone who has seen it agrees that it’s a brilliant and inspired piece of work.
As actresses, they both have perfect, natural timing. As writers they display that same timing and touch on universal subjects that anyone can relate to. They put a spin on topics that makes it impossible to keep a straight face.
And now, “Parallel Lives” has been revived with Emily Schweitz and Gioia Marchese in the lead roles. As fun as it is to rent the DVD and laugh along with Kathy and Mo, it just isn’t the same as seeing the production live.
There’s a spark you get from live performances. Get out and experience the strong, fresh talent of a couple of new performers.
“Parallel Lives” can be seen every weekend through Dec. 9, and every performance benefits the East L.A. Domestic Abuse Shelter.
The Complex Hollywood is located at 6470 Santa Monica Blvd. For more information, visit www.myspace.com/parallel_lives.