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Published on March 21st, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz


Tricia O’Kelley On Her New Film “Donny’s Bar Mitzvah,” Future Projects, Her Chicago Past & More

For the new film Donny’s Bar Mitzvah, writer/director Jonny Comebacks takes audiences on a timewarp back to 1998, where sex, drugs and a dysfunctional family surround a boy’s entrance to manhood, as seen through the lens of a hired videographer. The raunchy comedy will be available March 23, 2021 on iTunes and Amazon Prime Video. Great premise aside, Donny’s Bar Mitzvah features an excellent cast including John DeLuca (the Teen Beach Movie franchise, Spree), Tricia O’Kelley (The Mick, The New Adventures of Old Christine), Noureen DeWulf (Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past, Anger Management), Wendy Braun (Atypical), Danny Trejo (Machete) and Steele Stebbins (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend).

The aforementioned Tricia O’Kelley began her acting career in commercials. In the 1990s, O’Kelley founded a resource center for aspiring actors in Chicago that provided workshops, career consultations and seminars. Her television career kicked off as of the late 1990s, and her credits include Frasier, Two And A Half Men, Everybody Loves Raymond, Gilmore Girls, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The New Adventures Of Old Christine and The Mick. Within the film world, O’Kelley notably starred in and executive produced the acclaimed 2009 independent film Weather Girl.

On March 21, 2021, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tricia O’Kelley via Zoom, as embedded below. We not only spoke about Donny’s Bar Mitzvah, but also her early career, future plans and hobbies outside of acting and producing. More on O’Kelley is online at and, while more on Donny’s Bar Mitzvah can be found here and here.

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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