Everyday topics like motherhood, marriage, divorce, and menopause are among the “joys and concerns” comedian and screenwriter Amy Lyle and self-proclaimed super mom and blogger, Gina Ryals take on in their new show, “In the Burbs.”
Call it a talk show, call it a gabfest, but you’ll also call it funny as it features Amy’s and Gina’s warm and humorous rapport, interesting guests, wacky games, and outrageous headlines of the day, while giving a humorous view of life in the outskirts. The show’s September 4 debut and subsequent airings on the UI Media Network led to viewers laughing, smiling, and nodding their heads in recognition of the everyday absurdities of approaching middle age in the burbs…or any American suburb, really.
Amy and Gina are heading toward fifty, having hot flashes, dealing with tantrumming teenagers, and discovering just how stubborn perimenopausal fat can be. Instead of signing up for multiple wine subscription clubs or pre-booking space in a 55+ community, they decided to celebrate this stage of life by starting their own show.
“We’re not afraid to laugh at serious, day-to-day challenges in order to help our viewers realize that life doesn’t always have to be so intense,” said Amy.
Viewers and guests agree.
“This show hits the mark for me. ‘In The Burbs’ is entertaining and informative…I never know what to expect” – viewer and local realtor, Melissa Smith.
“I adore Amy and Gina and hanging out with them on their fab show is super fun, like happy hour, only better!” – Kathi Welch, founder of Girlz Club, Lucy & Holly.
The show is loosely based on Amy’s bestselling Amazon books, We’re All A Mess, It’s OK and The Amy Binegar-Kimmes-Lyle Book of Failures, which released at number one and remain bestsellers. Both books exhort taking whatever disasters life hands you and seeing the funny side of them, a “what doesn’t kill you will eventually make you laugh” approach. Segments include, “The No Shame Hashtag Game,” “Mom Confessions,” and “Stress Reduction Instruction,” all of which encourage us to be honest about our issues, consider what we’ve learned, and figure out how to move forward.
“We are so excited to have Amy and Gina, two well-known local personalities, team up on the network. They are a refreshing, comedic force of nature,” said Tim Ray, UI Media CEO.
Amy and Gina are naturals in this format!
The show airs every other Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. EST. Viewers can catch the few next episodes beginning December 4. See the schedule of upcoming guests.