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I’ve Got A Life in Kalamazoo is a new sitcom starring multiple Emmy®, Golden Globe and Tony® Award winning actors. Leading the cast is Vicki Lewis ( News Radio, Broadway ~ Chicago, and Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo) Multiple Emmy & Golden Globe Winner Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Disney/Pixar's UP) Emmy and Golden Globe Nominee Marion Ross (Happy Days, Brothers & Sisters, Gilmore Girls), Tony Award® winner Gregory Jbara (Billy Elliot The Musical, Blue Bloods) and two-time Emmy winner Patrick W. Ziegler. I’ve Got a Life in Kalamazoo, is created, produced and written by the Emmy award-winning team of Teresa L. Thome and Patrick W. Ziegler of fubble entertainment, LLC.
Described as a modern day All In The Family, I’ve Got A Life in Kalamazoo is based on Thome’s one-woman show, Warm Cheese. It features Nilah Hoyer (Lewis), a small town singer/performer who attempts to move her career to the next level. With her best friend, Clayton (Ziegler), living the fabulous life in Chicago urging her to move to the Windy City, and a husband, Kip (Jbara), who merrily rolls along with all the punches, this is finally her moment. With one phone call, a turn of events occurs and Nilah must stay in Kalamazoo – reluctantly – to care for her aging parents, Bob (Asner), her lovable, humorous and politically incorrect father, and Imelda (Ross), her domineering, hypochondriac mother.
A staged reading of two episodes was presented in front of a live audience at The Museum Of Broadcast Communications in Chicago under the direction of Danny Salles (Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?, Kathy Griffin’s My Life on the D-List). “The MBC is a place where we honor television’s past, but we are also excited about our role as a creative launching pad for new talent and projects,” said MBC Founder/President Bruce DuMont.
Thome and Ziegler were thrilled with the opportunity to showcase the work at the MBC in front of a live audience. “Rarely do audiences get a chance to be a part of the sitcom development process this early on,” Thome offers, “and with such a dynamic cast, no less!”
fubble entertainment (www.fubbleentertainment.com) is the creator of the Emmy award winning web series, Backstage Drama (www.backstagedrama.com). They also won two Emmys as executive producers for the children’s television show, Come On Over!, which won a total of 13 Emmys. The fubble entertainment team has served as creative producers for the national festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, producing shows with Betty White, Martin Short, Kevin Nealon, Wayne Brady, Jonathan Mangum and Alan Zweibel. They also serve as judges for the National Daytime Emmy Awards.