Rob Huebel is an American comedian based in New York City. Huebel and fellow comedians Aziz Ansari and Paul Scheer are writers, actors, and executive producers in the MTV sketch comedy show Human Giant.
He has been a sketch character actor on shows such as Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Upright Citizens Brigade. Huebel was also nominated for an Emmy award for his work as a producer for Michael Moore's Bravo series The Awful Truth and also produced for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Huebel is noted for his appearance as a panelist on the VH1 series Best Week Ever, his NetZero "Candidate Zero" campaign during the 2004 election, and his "Inconsiderate Cell Phone Man" character, shown at movie theatres before showtime.
He also appeared on the HBO television series Curb Your Enthusiasm as well as Fox's Arrested Development. He is the comedy partner of Rob Riggle, a comedian he worked with in the improvisational comedy troupe Respecto Montalban.
Question: Is anything out of bounds?
Rob Huebel: I don't know. I don't really think so. I mean, I think it becomes really hard if you have, like, you know, stringent rules about what you will and won't do before you even hear the idea, you know? Like, a lot of stuff comes to us and we'll start writing it. Usually what we do is we just-- anything that cracks us up, you know, like, we're talking about something and we all start laughing at it, that's a really good thing and so we try to, like, oh, why are we all laughing? This seems like something that could be good. But, you know, sometimes you start laughing at stuff and then you start writing it up and you're, like, oh, do I really want to do that, you know? Like, do I really want to go and shoot that because that's going to be embarrassing. We did a sketch this year where I'm a gay porn star and I get into a car accident with Aziz and I die, you know, he caused the accident so my ghost haunts him so, everywhere he goes, there's this gay porn star, you know, like, harassing him and doing really sexual horrible things to him. You know, we wrote that and we were, like, this is hilarious, this is going to be really funny and then, when it comes time to shoot that, and then you're, like, oh, great, now I got to do this so I had to, like, shave my entire body and oil up my body and then just be in all these really awkward sexual positions with Aziz for long periods of time and so, you know, sometimes you write stuff and then, later on, you look at it and you're, like, ah, we shouldn't have written that. It's going to be difficult.
Recorded On: 4/1/08