The guest contestant on the 'Not My Job' segment of the NPR quiz show, Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me! is Laurie Metcalf, who recently got an Oscar nomination for her role in Lady Bird and, of course, just reprised her role on the series Roseanne. Host's Peter Sagal's interview with her is very personable and gracious. It's pointed, as well, since the show is broadcast from Chicago, where she got her start at Steppenwolf Theater with people like John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, and William Petersen. (Actually, they refer to the theater's first home in a church basement being located in Chicago, but it was actually in Highland Park, the town next door to where I grew up in Glencoe, and where my dad's medical office was. These are the kind of details you get here on Elisberg Industries and few places else...)
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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