Beyond stand-up, Sobel has a cartoon in development with Tom Hanks and is working with Hanks on an Internet homage to his Comedy Central talk show from the '90s, "The Barry Sobel Show."
The comic met Hanks on the movie "Punchline" (1988), in which Sobel had a part and served as an advisor to the star. He played the new nerd in the film "Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise" (1987).
Sobel bought the unit in 1998 for $243,000, according to public records.
Staci Siegel of Engel & Volkers, Santa Monica, has the listing.
Scene change in Sherman Oaks
Actor Bruce Davison and his wife, Michele, have put their remodeled Sherman Oaks home up for sale at $1.8 million.
Originally built in 1959, the updated house has a two-story atrium entry, a media room, an exercise room, six bedrooms and five bedrooms in more than 5,200 square feet. A second-floor in-law apartment has its own kitchen and entrance.
The gated property, with a swimming pool, a spa, a gazebo and an organic garden, is on a cul-de-sac.
The actor has owned the home since 1986 and oversaw the addition of the second floor, which was completed in 2003. Walls of glass take in the valley and mountain views.
Davison, 63, began his Broadway career in the late '60s, and television and film roles soon followed. He won a Golden Globe for his supporting role in "Longtime Companion" (1989). His television appearances have included "Lost" (2006 and 2010), "Ghost Whisperer" (2009-10) and "Knight Rider" (2008-09). He will star in the upcoming thrillers "Arctic Blast" and "Camp Hope."
The listing agent is Dorene Lauer Martin of Coldwell Banker's Studio City office.
A quick turnover at Clifton's manse
Update: The Los Feliz home once owned by Clifford E. Clinton, the founder of the L.A. institution Clifton's Cafeteria, has sold for $1,285,000. It came on the market in March at $1,799,000 and was in escrow within the month.
Built in 1928, the Spanish-style two-story home retained such original features as tile mosaics, stained glass, Art Deco light fixtures and Catalina tile. The Clinton family owned the house from 1936 until 1949.
The 5,866-square-feet house has three fireplaces, a two-story entry, a step-down living room with coffered ceilings, a cocktail lounge, a billiard room, six bedrooms and five bathrooms.
The listing agents were Chris Laib and Ron McGee of Keller Williams Realty, Los Feliz. Gene Petersen of Pacific Coast Acquisitions represented the buyer.