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Maybe We'll Have You Back

The Life of A Perennial Tv Guest Star
Stoller, Fred, 1965- (Book - 2013 )
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Fred Stoller has played the annoying schnook in just aboutevery sitcom you’ve seen on TV—Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, Scrubs, Hannah Montana, My Name IsEarl—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 ofalways the bridesmaid and never the bride, except in his case he’s always thesnarky waiter, the mopey cousin, or Man #2.

This hilarious and bittersweet rags-to-rags story of thehardest-working guy in showbiz follows Fred, who started his career as a stand-upcomic, 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 Hollywoodpavement, including a humiliating encounter with Billy Crystal, a disastrousone-night stand with Kathy Griffin, and plenty of awkward run-ins at craftservice tables. And he always shares his ups and downs with his skeptical yetloving 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 heweaves his way through the cutthroat world of Tinseltown.


“I don’tknow why Fred was never a regular on a show. Maybe because he’s annoying . . . just kidding!”--Ray Romano

Perseus Publishing

Fred Stoller 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.



Authors: Stoller, Fred, 1965-
Statement of Responsibility: Fred Stoller ; foreword by Ray Romano
Title: Maybe we'll have you back
the life of a perennial tv guest star
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2013], ©2013
Characteristics: viii, 262 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Subject Headings: Stoller, Fred, 1965- Comedians United States Biography Actors United States Biography
Topical Term: Comedians
Actors
Alternate Title: Maybe we will have you back
LCCN: 2013001763
ISBN: 9781620877067
1620877066
Branch Call Number: B Stoller S
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List - Misfit Memoirs by: nypl_kingsbridge Aug 15, 2014

From the dopey cousin, to annoying waiter, Fred Stoller has appeared as the oddball character on countless TV sitcoms and has played opposite to some of the biggest TV stars, yet still hasn’t managed to get his own permanent gig. Rather than a rags to riches story, this one is more rags to rags, ... Read More »


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