Debbie Praver lives in Los Angeles but is always more at home in New York City because in Manhattan people are ready to order when they get to the front of the line.
Her impatience combined with her sarcastic wit made stand up comedy her only career option. She has been an invited guest performer at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, has appeared in several episodes of ABC’s hit show “Desperate Housewives”, shared the stage with Kathy Griffin in Dennis Hensley’s “Screening Party”, appears in the movie of “screening party”, co-headlined an Armed Forces Entertainment tour and performs regularly at Los Angeles area comedy clubs.
Debbie honed her writing skills with Desperate Housewives Creator Marc Cherry and Desperate Housewives Co-executive Producers Joey Murphy and John Pardee. The refinement of her stand up act happened as she studied with the fabulously talented yet brutally honest Improv owner Mark Lonow.
She has been published in Los Angeles’ Atomica magazine, was a fill in sidekick for Dennis Hensley on his Sirius Out Q radio show and makes appearances on paper in Dennis Hensley’s “Misadventures in the 213” and Del Shore’s novel “Sordid Lives.”
Praver spent too many years in Disney costumes including Minnie Mouse, Pinocchio, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, the March Hare (who???............the hare is in Alice in Wonderland), and in a pinch she crouched down to do Donald Duck in a parade.
After escaping from the tragic kingdom she toured as the Dance Leader for the media tour of the Broadway musical “Footloose”, choreographed many fitness videos (those include Jeff Costa’s “Cardio Strip Tease”, Denise Austin’s “Pilates Matwork”, and George Forman’s “walk it off with George”), and was the technical choreographer for “the Method workout” series for Fit TV.
Debbie received her BA in Physical Education/Exercise Physiology from Cal State University at Long Beach and has multiple group fitness certifications. She can be found teaching all sorts of fitness classes around Los Angeles.
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