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: Who would be the funniest president?
Rob Huebel: Oh, man. You know, I feel like it's a tricky thing because you-- the person that comedians want to be president should not be president, you know? Like, when George Bush became president, you know, comedians were, like, yeah, oh, no. Oh, my god. This is going to be hilarious but terrible for the world. And that's exactly what happened, you know? It was, like, the worst thing that could have ever happened in American history but good for comedy. Sorry, world. So, as that pertains to this election, you know, I don't know. I mean, McCain, I think, is probably a crazy dude and I have total, you know, regard for his military service and stuff like that but I think he's, like, he's like an old crazy white dude that wants to blow up certain countries in the world, that's my take on him. That would be funny. It'd be funny if we did stuff like that, right? No. No, it wouldn't.
Recorded On: 4/1/08