Who are your comedy heroes?
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 are your comedy heroes?
Rob Huebel: Well, man, there are so many people that you see and you just, like, are blown away by, like, I mean, today, like, there are just so many, like, amazing stand-ups that I'm blown away by, like, Pat Noswald[ph?], Louis Seekay[ph?] and, you know, like Zack Macus[ph?] and Brian Jose, all those guys I think are just so amazing but I used to, you know, just growing up, I was just hooked on, like, I love, like, Steve Martin. I just thought Steve Martin was awesome. I still think he's, like, you know, super cool dude but he was definitely one of the guys that, you know, I was in love with and then also, like, Chevy Chase was just, to me, like the most awesome dude in the world and actually just had a really weird encounter with him and he slapped me in the face when I met him. It was totally bizarre. We were getting ready to do this show at UCB, at Upright Citizens Brigade, and he was going to do monologues, he was going to tell stories for the show that we were going to improvise about. So I went up to him and this was right back stage, like, right before we go on and I was, like, "Hey, Chevy, you know, I'm a big fan, my name's Rob," dah, dah, dah, and I shook his hand and I started talking to my friend and he interrupted me. He goes, "I'm sorry, what's your name again?" I go, "Oh, my name's Rob," and he slapped me in the face and he goes, "Don't ever say that to me again." I was, like, it was so weird because I was, like, I didn't get whatever he was trying to do. He was trying to be funny and I don't think he's-- you know, he wasn't trying to be a jerk or anything but it was just a weird thing that, like, I didn't get what the joke was and I don't like being slapped in the face and it wasn't like that. It was kind of, like, pretty hard and I was, like, for a second, I almost punched Chevy Chase in the mouth and then I was, like, no, no, you're Chevy Chase. That's hilarious.
Recorded On: 4/1/08
Getting slapped by Chevy Chase.
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