Rob’s such a tough guy that even if his jokes were awful, we’d still have to pretend to laugh. Before becoming a comedian, this Kansan native was a United States Marine, serving in Liberia, Kosovo and Afghanistan (and he’s currently a Lt. Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserves). He began his comedy run as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and continued to hit hard with the laughs, appearing in Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, The Hangover and more. He can be seen June 1st alongside Tom Hanks and Julie Roberts in the comedy-drama Larry Crowne. Check out our interview with Rob along with his funniest clips below.
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COED: What’ve you been up to lately? What’s new?
Well, I’m currently down in New Orleans shooting a movie called 21 Jumpstreet with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. It’s an action-comedy based on the old TV show – it’s a good time, we’re having a lot of fun.
I’ll also be in Kansas City co-hosting a Celebrity Poker Tournament with fellow Kansans Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis. That’s June 24th and 25th, benefitting the Children’s Mercy Hospital. You can go to bigslickkc.org to check it out.
COED: So, are you a big poker player?
Yeah. Well, I like playing it. (laughs) I wouldn’t say I’m all that successful at it.
COED: Tell us about the Axe Dirtcathlon and your involvement with that.
Axe Shower Gel is relaunching their brand and this is about that – it’s half game show, half reality show. They sent me the script and it sounded good, so I signed on. What happens is, they got these young couples to compete, with the hopes of winning a trip to Spain for that thing where they throw tomatoes at each other. Their [Axe’s] slogan is ‘the cleaner you are, the dirtier you can get.’ You can go to the website at axedirtcathlon.com and enter to win prizes yourself. It was fun – a good time.
COED: I was just watching a clip of your last Daily Show appearance and I guess my last question is: are you still fighting crime?
(laughs) Absolutely. Yes. Every day, I am still fighting crime.
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