Teal Sherer, known for her role as “Venom” in Felicia Day’s web series, The Guild, just launched her own comedy series online. My Gimpy Life, which Sherer created and stars in, is loosely based around Sherer’s experience as a wheel-chair bound actress in Hollywood. The first episode finds Sherer at an audition to find that the building has no elevator. At the director and assistant’s request, Sherer is doomed to audition in an alley way-riddled with used condoms. Ah, yes. One of Hollywood’s many charms. It’s a little dark, but absolutely hilarious.
“I wanted to share my point-of-view, which is not one you usually see in film and TV,” Sherer said on why she created the show. “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.”
She’s right. Without comedy, this show would need a stress ball and a box of tissues at the ready. Mostly because… why aren’t there more handicapped ramps in the world!? Comediva.com partnered with Sherer to host the series on their site. Comediva.com also hosts editorial content to go along with the show, featuring “Texts from Wheelchair” and “Top 10 Worst Staircases Ever.” Gabe Uhr has writes and produces the show and Sean Becker directs.
Check out the first episode below!