Getting slapped by Chevy Chase.
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