Comedian and actor Darcy Michael is part of the cast of Spun Out, a workplace comedy that premieres next week on CTV.
Michael, who lives in Ladner with his husband and daughter, plays Gordon Woolmer, one of the characters working at public relations agency DLPR.
"Gordon is the best, I've never fallen in love with a fictional character as much as I have with him," Michael says in an email to the Optimist. "He's the lovable loser of the office, always seeming about to be fired but somehow he finds a way to keep his job - which is ironic since that's how I felt the entire time filming as well."
It's been "a dream come true" working on the show, says Michael, noting filming wrapped in August.
The show stars Dave Foley, known for his work on Kids in the Hall and News Radio.
"He's a saint. Dave led our team of actors with years of experience. Comedically I don't think there's anyone better, he's at the top of his game these days," says Michael, who will be in Toronto with the rest of the cast for the show's premiere.
The public relations agency in the show is staffed with "people who can spin everyone's problems but their own," according to a CTV press release. "No matter how bizarre the cases are that the agency takes on, they pale in comparison to the workplace romances, rivalries, personal successes, and often hilarious failures of the close-knit and dysfunctional colleagues at DLPR."
The cast also includes Paul Campbell (Battlestar Galactica), Al Mukadam (Radio Free Roscoe), Rebecca Dalton (The L.A. Complex), J.P. Manoux (Community) and Holly Deveaux (Less than Kind).
Michael, who released an online comedy special (Darcy Michael: One Skinny Bitch) in 2012, says his stand up tours have been growing each year.
"I love what I do - stand up is a great outlet and combining that with acting, I don't know how I ever held any other job," he says.
Spun Out has a two-part premiere next week on CTV. Part one airs Thursday, March 6 at 8:30 p.m. while part two airs on the show's regular Friday at 8 p.m. timeslot on March 7. For more on Michael check out his website at www.DarcyMichael.com.