The pandemic recalls the sting of several books I was required to read to my children at bedtime. One of these books was Where’s Waldo.  Where’s Waldo was the opposite of a go-to-sleep-book. It had the effect of giving the children a thermos of black coffee. Once the loathsome question was asked “Where’s Waldo?”, you…

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I was asked to be in a SAG low-budget movie. I think that is what they called it. SAG has developed so many new sub-basements in their contract hierarchy, I wasn’t sure what I’d agreed to do. It could have just as easily been a SAG ultra-low budget or a SAG extremely, ultra, ultra-low budget,…

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Live Reading with Alan Mandell, Dec. 10, 2017 5:30pm, Road Theatre Company: roadtheatre.org/ People have often asked me, “What is your favorite story.” It’s a complicated question. What does “favorite” mean? Do you mean the one I like the most? The one I think is the best written? The one people seem to like the…

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Sunday night Stu makes dinner a little stranger on @WhiteFamous on @Showtime. April, our TV food coordinator from Californication, made the dinner we ate during the scene. We ate it for TWO DAYS! (It was good).

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[Photos: (clockwise from upper left) Stephen Tobolowsky, David Cheaney, Allison Braitkrus Wood, Jennifer Parsons in Theatre 40’s 2004 production of Holy Days by Sally Nemeth, directed by Ann Hearn.] I wrote a story a few weeks ago for The Tobolowsky Files about holy places. For me that is usually a theater. There is something special…

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(Photo above by Jenine Baker, from Live Wire Radio.) In the next few weeks, I will be performing  at several Los Angeles venues. I’ll be telling stories from the new book, My Adventures with God, taking questions, and providing an opportunity to purchase signed books. June 8th, At the Skirball Center, I’ll read my stories “Eye the…

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We lost a great talent in the film business a few weeks ago. Jonathan Demme. Jonathan had a big influence on me when he was on the verge of breaking out. He had pushed past his early Roger Corman years. When we met, Melvin and Howard had just been released and was considered a gem.…

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There was a wonderland where we all spent time when we were little. We pretended we were great scientists, soldiers, doctors, monsters, and adventurers. I forgot about that place until I went to my first E.G. Conference five years ago. Michael Hawley created this wonderland for real. I have met heroes and heroines of our…

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I am performing April 18 in Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Museum of Art in the Horchow Auditorium (which is beautiful) Here is the link. Below is the second part of the interview with Sara Greenberg, who asked me a series of questions to promote the event. I found them very entertaining. I thought I would…

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