Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
Teal Sherer, best known as “Venom” from Felicia Day’s "The Guild." launched her own comedy series today, "My Gimpy Life."
Sherer created and also stars in "My Gimpy Life," which is loosely based on her own awkward adventures as a disabled actress navigating Hollywood in a wheelchair.
“I wanted to share my point-of-view, which is not one you usually see in film and TV,” Sherer said. “Of course I had to do it with comedy...because some of the stuff that happens to me is so awkward, you have to laugh at it.”
Sherer partnered with leading female comedy site Comediva.com for a full-site take-over on July 31st, featuring the premiere of the first episode of "My Gimpy Life," and also editorial content inspired by the show, such as “Texts from Wheelchair” and “Top 10 Worst Staircases Ever.”
“Teal’s showing the world the funny side of being a ‘rolling person,’ and we’re proud to be a part of that story,” said Comediva CEO/Founder Erika Cervantes.
“My Gimpy Life” is written and produced by Gabe Uhr, and directed by Sean Becker. Season One is produced by Sherer’s Rolling Person Productions, and is executive produced by Steven Dengler of Dracogen.
Season One’s five episodes will premiere weekly on Tuesdays at youtube.com/mygimpylife. Guest stars include Felicia Day (Eureka, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, The Guild) and Gary Anthony Williams (Boston Legal, Malcolm in the Middle, The Boondocks).
About The Team:
Teal Sherer (Creator/Star)
Teal Sherer is an L.A. based actor, producer, and advocate for the inclusion of performers with disabilities in the entertainment industry. Teal is best known for her role as “Venom” in Felicia Day’s hit web series "The Guild." Some other career highlights include performing alongside Dustin Hoffman and Annette Bening in "American Voices" at The Broad Stage, creating and starring in the hit viral video "Elf Sabers," and singing and dancing in an antique wheelchair in HBO’s Emmy Award winning film "Warm Springs," where she also served as an advisor to Kenneth Branagh.
Gabe Uhr (Writer/Producer)
Gabe Uhr is a comedy writer and producer in Los Angeles; he most recently worked on Kathy Griffin's late-night show for BRAVO. He knows all the words to "Call Me Maybe."
Comediva is the world's first and leading online content studio 100% dedicated to female comedy, viewed daily on Comediva.com and across the 30 channels in the Comediva YouTube Network. Comediva’s viral videos have been featured on countless major media outlets, including HuffPost, NY Times, CNN, Good Morning America, Mashable, Gizmodo, CBS Tech Talk, and many more.