A veteran comic actor shares his adventures on and off the sets of sitcoms, from Seinfeld to Everybody Loves Raymond.
“If you want an inside, funny, real look at the life of a working actor, Fred Stoller is the perfect person to tell that story.” —from the foreword by Ray Romano
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. It’s a Hollywood case of always the bridesmaid, never the bride—except for Stoller it’s always the snarky waiter, mopey cousin, or man #2.
This hilarious and bittersweet memoir follows Stoller from his early days as a stand-up comic to his ups and downs as a Hollywood journeyman actor, 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.
“Fred Stoller is always funny.” —Chris Rock
“Do yourself a favor and pick up [Stoller’s] book. Chances are, he’s made you laugh . . . even if you never knew his name.” —USA Today
“A view from the trenches of show business by a comic actor straddling the line between success and obscurity.” —Kirkus Reviews