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GROWLr Presents Daniel Franzese - In Teddy Talks, His First Livestream Performances!

Released: Friday September 25, 2020 (New York) - Project Publicity
GROWLr Presents Daniel Franzese - In Teddy Talks, His First Livestream Performances!
GROWLr Presents Daniel Franzese - In Teddy Talks, His First Livestream Performances!
GROWLr Presents Daniel Franzese - In Teddy Talks, His First Livestream Performances!

The Meet Group, Inc., a leading provider of interactive dating solutions, today announced it will present Daniel Franzese's Teddy Talks on GROWLr Live, the in-app live video broadcasting feature on its gay dating mobile application, GROWLr. This follows and expands upon recent live virtual presentations and performances from queer nightlife celebrities Big Dipper, Jackie Beat and Varla Jean Merman.

"GROWLr began hosting these live entertainment shows in May, after bars and clubs first closed due to the pandemic," says Phil Henricks, Senior Director of Marketing at GROWLr. "The response has been overwhelmingly positive. We are very grateful to be able to offer a platform to the many talented performers who sadly have limited venues at the moment. It's a total win-win-win. We get to showcase the best in LGBTQ+ talent, the talent are compensated for their performances, and our members enjoy amazing entertainment for free."

"We've wanted to work with Daniel for some time," Henricks continues. "He's a strong and visible member of our bear community. We're incredibly excited about the partnership and look forward to his live streams."

Daniel Franzese's TEDDY TALKS on GROWLr Live will take place over three consecutive Friday nights, beginning September 25. Each interactive show will be one hour-long starting at 9pm ET.

Friday, September 25

Daniel Franzese presents "Bearly Famous: Being a Bear Star in a non-Bear World"

Daniel discusses his experiences in film, television, theater and stand-up comedy and takes questions from the audience. Fans are encouraged to ask him anything!

Friday, October 2

Daniel Franzese presents "Stay Hungry, Never Thirsty"

Daniel talks intimately about body acceptance, self-worth and self-esteem, offering tips on how to have an egoless healthy relationship with yourself.

Friday, October 9

Daniel Franzese presents "Bear Cub Comedy Club"

Daniel will have insightful chats with comedians and writers in the bear community with each sharing their unique experiences and perspectives in using humor to navigate their lives.

"When GROWLr approached me about doing these live events, I saw it as a great opportunity to speak to the community that has embraced me since day one," Daniel Franzese says from his home in Los Angeles. "Once GROWLr and I decided to collaborate I joined the Live streams daily. I'm building friendships and community in my streams because I want to know my audience and communicate personally. I don't want to talk AT the audience, I want to talk WITH my peers."

"The Bear community is and always will be my people and I have a lot of thoughts to share. It is one of the most underrepresented communities in the LGBTQ+ spectrum. It is time we bears rise up to who we all are which is, in my opinion, the kindest and most welcoming part of the gay community."

All three of Daniel Franzese's TEDDY TALKS shows are free to everyone on the GROWLr app:

About The Meet Group

The Meet Group owns and operates the most engaging dating communities in the world, spanning five apps including MeetMe, Skout, Tagged, LOVOO and GROWLr. Serving millions of daters daily, our community sends 70 million chats per day. Each month, our livestreaming solutions entice our community to spend 1.1 billion minutes in video. Our network size, technology, and leading moderation and talent teams enable us to partner for and acquire new audiences, including through video platform-as-service products. The Meet Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of ParshipMeet Group, a diversified international market leader in online dating, which also owns and operates leading matchmaking brands eharmony, Parship, and ElitePartner. For more information, visit, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.


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