October 28, 1998 |
The last time he ate at Hugo's, Robert Schimmel is telling you, he spotted actor Peter Boyle at another table and paid for his breakfast. This was back in the days when Schimmel was a stand-up comic living in Los Angeles. Seeing a celebrity in a restaurant and keeping a respectful distance does little for Schimmel. He prefers to buy them meals, and to make sure they understand who bought it. This involves visiting their table, usually.
February 1, 2001
ANAHEIM 9pm Pop Music Social Distortion wraps its sold-out nine-night stint at the new House of Blues in Anaheim with two final shows tonight and Friday. Die-hards can hope for last-minute ticket cancellations to one of these must-see shows.
May 11, 2000 |
Comedian Robert Schimmel is ready for his close-up, but are you? After roughly two decades logging endless miles on the club circuit (including performances this weekend at the Irvine Improv) plus three CDs and an HBO special, Schimmel recently shot "Schimmel," a sitcom pilot for Fox, with Mike Scully ("The Simpsons") as executive producer. If the show is picked up, Schimmel will play a stereo salesman and father of two, both things he has been.
January 21, 1989 |
It's not exactly front-page news that many of the comics who travel the club circuit have their eye on a Carson or Letterman spot. An appearance or two on these shows won't break things wide open (although it has happened). But at the very least, they can advance a career.
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May 3, 2009 |
Comedian Robert Schimmel, who is known for provocative humor and regular appearances on the Howard Stern Show, was arrested early Saturday morning "on a spousal assault charge," according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's deputies arrested Schimmel at his Cielo Circle home in Calabasas after authorities were called about 12:30 a.m. regarding an altercation he had had with his wife, according to a statement from the department's Malibu/Lost Hills station. He was released about 10 hours later on $50,000 bond.
February 17, 1999
FESTIVAL Taste of San Juan, 6 tonight at El Adobe de Capistrano Restaurant, 31891 Camino Capistrano. $10. (949) 493-1976. THEATER "Monique" plays at 8 tonight at the Cabrillo Playhouse, 202 Avenida Cabrillo. $12. (949) 492-0465. COMEDY Comedian Robert Schimmel, 8:30 tonight, the Improv, 4255 Campus Drive, Irvine. $10-$12. (949) 854-4646. MUSIC Bobby Short performs love songs for L.A. nightly through Sunday. Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood. (323) 466-2210. Need More Information?