Actor and writer Stephen Tobolowsky, featured as the 66th stranger on this site, will be performing a live version of his podcast The Tobolowsky Files later this month near Seattle in Port Townsend. It’s a great chance to see this master storyteller in person as he talks with the show’s producer and host David Chen. They’re performing on Sunday August 25 as part of the two-day Thing Festival, click here to buy tickets.
So you know what to expect, here’s a description of The Tobolowsky Files from Stephen’s website (which also has links to the podcast episodes): “Stephen shares a series of short stories about life, love, and the entertainment industry. The stories are funny, profound, and moving. In his lifetime, Tobolowsky has had some pretty wild and crazy adventures, not to mention the fact that he’s worked with directors like Paul Verhoeven, Harold Ramis, Christopher Nolan, and Spike Jonze, just to name a few.”
Or read my two-part interview with Stephen to get an idea of the stories he’ll share. Perhaps best known as the life insurance salesman Ned Ryerson from Groundhog Day, Stephen has been involved with hundreds of stage, television and film productions and has a seemingly endless number of tales to tell. In part one he talks about his acting career, and in part two he talks about his equally strong interest in writing.