Past Appearances 2011-2016

For calendar view of upcoming (and previous 2017) events, please check here.

In September 2011, in a maiden voyage, Stephen performed to benefit the High School Drama Program on Vashon Island, Washington. He and producer David Chen, presented three evenings in Cambridge, MA November 11-13 at the Brattle Theatre.

After a successful performance at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle on January 7, 2012, Stephen and David returned to Seattle for a near sell-out performance October 13, 2012 at the Moore Theatre.

Past Appearances, Book Signings and Readings:

Saturday, September 29, 2012, 3:00 pm – Second Ventura Comedy Festival
Ventura Harbor Comedy Club-The Tobolowsky Files Live
For more info and tickets see here.

Denver, CO, Oct. 1: Tattered Cover Bookstore.
More info here.

Austin, TX, Oct. 2: BookPeople.
More info here.

Dallas, TX, Oct. 3: Southern Methodist University, Umphrey Lee Center on the SMU Campus.
Plus USA Film Festival Event.
More info here.

Louisville, KY, Oct. 5: Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

West Hollywood, CA, Oct. 6: West Hollywood Public Library.
More info here.

The bookstore BookSoup will be on hand to sell books.
Seattle, October 13, 2012, Moore Theatre, 8:00 pm
Book Signings after the performance provided by University Books.

Austin, TX, Oct. 27: Texas Book Festival
Please check here for more info.

Fairfax, VA, Nov. 3: JCC Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival.

Charleston, SC, Nov. 10: Charleston JCC, Jewish Book Fest.

Gloucester, MA, Nov. 12: Cape Ann Film Festival.
Books available for sale at the event, through Manchester by the Book.

Ottawa, Canada, Nov. 15: 2012 Ottawa International StoryTellers Festival.
Collected Works Bookstore was on hand to sell books.

Pasadena, CA, Dec. 1, 7:30-9:30 pm –
Jewish Book Festival, Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center.

West Hills, CA, Dec. 9, event #3, around 2 pm –
LimmudLA West Valley, Shomrei Torah Synagogue.

Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 10, 7:00 pm –
Book Soup, 8818 West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90069
Talk, Q&A, Book Signing.

Portland, OR, Dec. 15, 7:30 pm –
Live Wire! Portland
Alberta Rose Theatre, Doors: 6:30, Show: 7:30

San Francisco, CA, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 –
SF Sketchfest: San Francisco Comedy Festival, Jazz Club Yoshi’s San Francisco, 8:00 pm.

San Francisco, CA, Monday, Jan. 28th, 6 pm –
Book Passage San Francisco, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111 for a story and book signing.

Seattle International Film Festival, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, 6:30 pm 

Dallas, TX, Feb. 11, 2013, 7:00 pm –
Dallas Museum of Art: Texas Bound I
Horchow Auditorium
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 North Harwood Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

East Brunswick, NJ, Feb. 15-18, 2013 –
LimmundNY, Hilton East Brunswick Hotel, 3 Tower Center Blvd, East Brunswick, NJ, 08816

New York, NY, Feb. 16, 2013 – ,
92nd Street Y Manhattan at the Tribecca venue.
Tobolowsky Files Stories and introducing a film (either True stories or Groundhog at the present) and signing Dangerous Animals Club.

Austin, TX, March 7, 2013 –
2013 Texas Hall of Fame Awards

West Hollywood, CA, March 10, 2013 –
WordTheatre event, more info here.

Monterey, CA, April 18, 2013
At the E.G. Conference

Los Angeles, CA September 12, 2013 –
Los Angeles Jewish Home, Executives: Breakfast – 7:00 am (in the morning!)
Presenting “Light of the First Day” story
Info and tickets here.

Minneapolis, MN October 10, 2013 – 7:30 pm
The UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio

Dublin, Ireland October 22, 2013 at The Factory
Talk and Class for The Factory Film Acting Students

Dublin, Ireland October 23, 2013
Talk with the Irish Film Directors Guild

Richmond, VA November 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm

Burbank, CA November 17, 2013 Flappers Comedy Club
Wendy Hammers’ Tasty Words

Portland Live Wire! December 14, 2013
Alberta Rose Theatre

Los Angeles Dec. 18, 2013 8 pm
“Why Gingerbread?” with Atsuko Okatsuka, Jenny Yang, Clayton Farris and others
Echoes Under Sunset
1310 Glendale Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Auckland, New Zealand, December 27, 2013 8:30 pm at The Classic.  Old and NEW stories!

Santa Monica, CA, January 12, 2014 8 pm
“Funny Writers Reading Stories” with Paul Morrissey and Carlos Kotkin
Promenade Playhouse (Tickets here)
1404 3rd Street Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Los Angeles, CA
Jewish Healing Center January 27, 2014 7:30 pm
REFA’EINU Service, Temple Beth Am. Topic: The Healing Power of Storytelling
More info here.

San Francisco, CA Saturday, February 1, 2014 4 pm
SF Sketchfest 2014 (Day 10)
Eureka Theatre
215 Jackson Street
San Francisco, 94111

Santa Barbara, CA February 5, 2014 (event starts at 6:30 pm).
Story Reading at Granada Books
1224 State St., Santa Barbara, California 93101
(805) 845-1818
Here‘s their Facebook page.

Burbank, CA March 9, 2014
Flappers Comedy Club, 5 pm
Wendy Hammers’ Tasty Words

Woodstock, NY April 5, 2014
Woodstock Writers Festival, 8 pm

Los Angeles, CA April 13, 2014
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, 1:20 pm

Austin, TX Friday, April 18, 2014
Paramount Theatre, 8 pm

Seattle, WA Saturday, May 3, 2014
The live show for the Kickstarter movie; tickets on sale here.

Santa Monica, Sunday, August 24, 2014, 7 pm
Westside Comedy Club
Info and tickets here.

North Hollywood, CA, Sunday, October 19, 2014, 5 pm.
Benefit Gala for the Road Theatre!
Information here:
Stephen will present “Conference Hour” from The Dangerous Animals Club as part of the program, a few tickets remaining.

North Hollywood, CA, Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7 pm.
Second Annual Lit Crawl LA (venue: Po§ch)
More info here and here.
Stephen will present a NEW STORY from his new book now in progress.

Santa Barbara, CA, Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6 pm.
No Indoor Voices Writing Salon
at the Oreana Winery, books provided by The Book Den.
Check The Book Den Facebook Page for more info.

Malibu, CA, November 23, 2014, 4 pm– Tales By the Sea
Malibu West Swimming Club, 30756 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265
New Story, 8 minutes. With other story-tellers Kai and Sara Woods Decker, Maggie Westland, Nolan Pearson, Ellaraino, Barbara G. Wong, Barra Grant, and Riua Akinshegun.
Further inquiries contact Ann Buxie: or call 310-457-2385.

San Francisco, CA, February 2, 2015, 8 pm– San Francisco SketchFest
Groundhog Day Screening at the Roxie Theater with stories from Groundhog Day.
Information here.

Malibu, CA, March 8, 2015, 4:00 pm – Tales By the Sea
Malibu West Swimming Club, 30756 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265
Story themes: Animals I Have Known.  List of all performers to come.
Further inquiries contact Ann Buxie: or call 310-457-2385.

Irvine, CA, April 11, 2015:  Literary Orange
Irvine Marriot, 1:20 – 2:00 pm, Autographs 2:00-2:30 pm.

Dallas, TX, April 22 and April 25, 2015
USA Film Festival Events: info here and here. (at Angelika Film Center)
Wednesday, April 22, 7 pm – Gallows Road Discussion and Salute to Ernie Hudson
Saturday, April 25, 4:30 pm Screening of Guys and Girls Can’t Be Friends
Saturday, April 25, 7:30 pm – Host of Shorts Showcase program with Tribute to Margo Martindale

Boston, MA, April 26, 2015
Special Screening of The Primary Instinct.
David Chen and Stephen will attend.

Seattle, WA, May 29 and 30, 2015
Seattle International Film Festival
Two screenings of The Primary Instinct.
David Chen and Stephen will attend.
Information here.

Edinburgh, Scotland, August 18-31, 2015
The Tobolowsky Files Live
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Cabaret Bar

Malibu, CA, September 20, 2015, 4:00 pm – Tales By the Sea
Malibu West Swimming Club, 30756 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265
Story themes: Misunderstandings.  Also presenting: Tracy Newman, Sam Davis and Riua Akinshegun, Jack Patterson, Susie Duff, Carlos Kotkin, Barbara H. Clark , Doug Cox, Vicki Juditz and Ellen Switkes, and Mike Lambert.
Further inquiries contact Ann Buxie: or call 310-457-2385.
Nice article here.

Santa Monica, CA, September 24, 2015, 7:30 pm
Wendy Hammers’ Tasty Words, with Monica Piper, Lyena Strelkoff, Carlos Kotkin, Michelle Joyner, Dennis Danzinger, and Dylan Brody. Musical guest Rena Strober.
Go here for more info and tickets.

North Hollywood, CA, Septenber 29, 2015, 7:30 pm
“Faces in the Stars” with Stephen Tobolowsky: An evening of storytelling in the Adat Ari El Sukkah.
Please go here for complete information.

Keene, NY, October 14-19, 2015 – CANCELLED
Dartbrook Writers Retreat
Please go here for complete information to date.

Hot Springs, Arkansas, Friday, October 9, 2015, 7 pm.
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival screening of The Primary Instinct and Q&A following.
Information here.

Hollywood, CA, Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 7:30 pm
The Los Angeles Film School, 6363 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Screening (and Q&A with Stephen and David Chen) of their film The Primary Instinct.
Info here.

Burbank, CA, Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 7-9 pm
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF FILM & TELEVISION, Burbank campus at 635 S. San Fernando Blvd., between Alameda and Verdugo.
OPEN HOUSE event, accessible to IAFT students, graduates and the public—at no charge.

Aberdeen, SD, Sep 22, 2016
Screening of The Primary Instinct and a Q&A with Stephen after.
Also, evening of Sep 23, 7 pm – more stories with Stephen.
Info here.

Seattle, WA, Oct 20, 2016
Town Hall Seattle, 7:30 pm
A Live Episode of ‘The Tobolowsky Files’ with David Chen!
Info here.