Fred StollerApril 15, 2013
Fred Stoller is the author of “Maybe We’ll Have You Back: The Life Of A Perennial TV Guest Star. Fred has played the annoying schnook in just about every sitcom you’ve seen on TV—Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, Scrubs, Hannah Montana, My Name Is Earl—and was even a staff writer for Seinfeld, but he’s never found a solid gig. When it comes to Hollywood, it’s a case of always the bridesmaid and never the bride, except in his case he’s always the snarky waiter, the mopey cousin, or Man #2.
This hilarious and bittersweet rags-to-rags story of the hardest-working guy in showbiz follows Fred, who started his career as a stand-up comic, from set to set as he tries to find a permanent home for his oddball character. With candor, Fred shares stories of his great adventures pounding the Hollywood pavement, including a humiliating encounter with Billy Crystal, a disastrous one-night stand with Kathy Griffin, and plenty of awkward run-ins at craft service tables. And he always shares his ups and downs with his skeptical yet loving mother waiting by the phone in Brooklyn.
Everyone can relate to searching for a dream job or their next big break, and will root for Fred as he weaves his way through the cutthroat world of Tinseltown.
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About Janie Haddad Tompkins
Graduated from the MFA program for Actors at Southern Methodist University. Has been in over 37 plays. Started a theater company in Los Angeles called Meadows Basement with some colleagues that has enjoyed much critical success. She was born in West Virginia and grew up on Sullivan's Island in South Carolina after she moved there with her mom and brother, Alex, when her parents amicably divorced in 1980. Comes from a large Irish and Lebanese family that is really progressive and liberal and extremely loving and close. She is a huge alternative comedy enthusiast. Lived in Harlem during the 9/11 attacks before becoming Los Angeles based.