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September 5, 2010 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Robert Schimmel, a critically acclaimed comedian who made audiences squirm and then laugh with X-rated explorations of sexuality and vulnerability usually drawn from his own life, has died. He was 60. Schimmel died Friday at a Phoenix hospice from injuries sustained in an Aug. 26 car accident, said his brother, Jeff Schimmel. He had suffered serious head and internal injuries whose treatment was complicated by liver disease. The Scottsdale resident was waiting for a liver transplant at the time of his death, his brother said.
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September 5, 2010 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Robert Schimmel, a critically acclaimed comedian who made audiences squirm and then laugh with X-rated explorations of sexuality and vulnerability usually drawn from his own life, has died. He was 60. Schimmel died Friday at a Phoenix hospice from injuries sustained in an Aug. 26 car accident, said his brother, Jeff Schimmel. He had suffered serious head and internal injuries whose treatment was complicated by liver disease. The Scottsdale resident was waiting for a liver transplant at the time of his death, his brother said.
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October 13, 1998 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time he ate at Hugo's, back in his days as a stand-up comic living in Los Angeles, Robert Schimmel is saying, he spotted actor Peter Boyle at a table. Schimmel paid for his breakfast. Seeing a celebrity in a restaurant and keeping a respectful distance does little for Schimmel. He prefers to buy them a meal and to make sure they understand who bought it. This usually involves visiting the star's table. Schimmel once bought breakfast for Peter Falk and cigarettes for Martin Sheen.
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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.
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October 28, 1998 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2000 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 21, 1989 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 2009 | Ari B. Bloomekatz
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.
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February 17, 1999
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May 11, 2000 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 1998 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 1998 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The last time he ate at Hugo's, back in his days as a stand-up comic living in Los Angeles, Robert Schimmel is saying, he spotted actor Peter Boyle at a table. Schimmel paid for his breakfast. Seeing a celebrity in a restaurant and keeping a respectful distance does little for Schimmel. He prefers to buy them a meal and to make sure they understand who bought it. This usually involves visiting the star's table. Schimmel once bought breakfast for Peter Falk and cigarettes for Martin Sheen.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 1989 | DUNCAN STRAUSS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 1999
Tony Danza is "Fiorello!," the famously colorful mayor of New York, in Reprise! Broadway's Best in Concert's production of the 1959 musical about Fiorello H. La Guardia. It beat out "Gypsy" and "The Sound of Music," among other biggies, to win the triple crown: the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award for best musical and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. * "Fiorello!," UCLA's Freud Playhouse (parking lot 3), Westwood. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m.; Nov.
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