Rob Corddry made his debut on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in the spring of 2002 and quickly became one of the most popular correspondents to emerge from the groundbreaking talk show. He continued to “educate” audiences with his snarky political sketches through the fall of 2006, and has reprised his role in guest appearances scattered through the years since.
He moved to Los Angeles following his run on The Daily Show and in 2007, Corddry starred in the Fox sitcom The Winner created by Family Guy writers/producers Seth MacFarlane and Ricky Blitt. Joining the throngs of many other critically acclaimed shows before it, The Winner lasted only a half-dozen episodes before it was taken off the air.
Continuing also to write and create his own comedic content, Corddry was one of the first talents to create original “television-esque” programming for the Internet. Teaming up with Warner Bros. TV Group’s digital arm, Studio 2.0 (www.thewb.com), Corddry served as creator, writer, and director for the series Childrens Hospital, which spoofs the medical drama genre. Launching in December 2008, the series of 5-minute chapters starred, with Corddry, SNL’s Jason Sudeikis, Lake Bell, Megan Mullally, and Ed Helms. The series won the Webby Award for “Comedy: Long Form or Series” and received two other nominations: “Best Individual Performance” (Corddry), “Comedy: Individual Short or Episode” (Episode 4). Season 2 of Childrens Hospital debuted on Adult Swim last summer, making it one of only two shows ever to make the successful transition from a webseries to a television series. It consistently led in the ratings in both the 11:30pm and Midnight programming blocks, and routinely beat similar Comedy Central programming. The highly-anticipated Season 3 premiered in June and the DVDs of seasons 1 & 2 are now available. Adult Swim renewed the show for a fourth season which is now in production.
Last year Corddry starred in the ensemble comedy feature Hot Tub Time Machine for MGM and director Steve Pink. The story follows three grown-up men (Corddry, Craig Robinson, and John Cusack) as they visit the hot tub where they once partied, discover it is now a time machine, and travel back to their raunchy heyday in the mid-1980’s. Earlier this year, Corddry was seen in the comedy Cedar Rapids which was selected for the Sundance Film Festival and also stars Ed Helms and Anne Heche. Next up, he will share the screen with Jennifer Garner and Hugh Jackman in the comedy feature Butter. Corddry recently wrapped production on two new films: Rapturepalooza (Lionsgate) and Seeking a Friend for The End of the World (Focus Features). He will start filming Warm Bodies, the zombie romance-thiller for Summit, this fall.
Having been long-embraced by the film community, Corddry has appeared in dozens of comedy features in addition to his television projects, notably Old School, Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story, and Blades of Glory. He was most recently seen in the buddy comedy What Happens in Vegas with Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, and in a more dramatic capacity as Ari Fleischer in Oliver Stone’s chronicle on the life and presidency of George W. Bush, W. Corddry was also a part of Sam Rockwell’s, The Winning Season, the independent comedy that debuted at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.
Corddry has appeared previously on television shows including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Community and Arrested Development. Film credits also include the Farrelly Brothers’ The Heartbreak Kid with Ben Stiller, Semi-Pro with Will Ferrell, Taking Chances with Justin Long, and Failure to Launch with Matthew McConaughey.
Corddry currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two young daughters.
Jeff Garlin’s Combo Platter
Thursday, February 7th, 8pm, Kanbar Hall at the JCCSF
SF Sketchfest Tribute to Childrens Hospital
Saturday, February 9th, 8pm, Cobb’s Comedy Club
Naked Human Giant Babies
Saturday, February 9th, 10:30pm, Marines’ Memorial Theatre