Robert William Corddry (born February 4, 1971), commonly known as just Rob Corddry, is an American comedian. He's best known for being a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 2002 to 2006, a role that he's still commonly associated with over a decade later. Like Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and others, he's go on to a successful career since leaving the program, starring in a bunch of films including Hot Tub Time Machine (2010), Warm Bodies (2013), and Office Christmas Party (2016).
He won his first and second Emmy Awards in September 2012 and September 2013. Both were for his work in Childrens Hospital, which he didn't just star in but also wrote for. In terms of his personal life, he's been married to Sandra Corddry since 2002, having two kids. His younger brother Nate, born September 8, 1977, is an actor as well.note
Some of the actor's work's associated tropes:
- Affectionate Parody: A lot of his stuff falls into this vein. One of the above music videos is a half-tribute/half-satire of the notoriously feuding Simon & Garfunkel. Hell, Hot Tub Time Machine is basically an affectionate parody of the entire 80s.
- Anti-Humor: Childrens Hospital in particular has a big chunk of it.
- Butt-Monkey: Corddry's left holding the bag in his movies and TV shows just as often as he's the one getting everybody else in trouble.
- Fantastic Racism: Somehow, Corddry and his collaborators had the idea of making clowns into their own race, managing to actually pull it off on Childrens Hospital. It helps that the program has a hefty does of It Runs on Nonsensoleum.
- No, Except Yes: Corddry was publicly asked if his real dick was exposed in the film Office Christmas Party, and he responded on Twitter: "My actual penis is a stunt penis, so yes and no."
- Raging Stiffie: Premise of the 2008 viral video ''Rob Corddry Has a 'Broner'".
- Rapid-Fire Comedy: Applies both to his films and his TV work, especially the aforementioned Childrens Hospital.
- Self-Deprecation: Common thing with him. This seems to come with the territory for people who've starred with Jon Stewart, and Corddry is no exception a New York Times interview, he remarked:Rob Corddry: I have a designated bag of all kinds of outdated computer wires, every connector imaginable. I should probably go through it and throw out my USB printer cable who needs that anymore? Do I need two micro USB connectors? I dont remember plugging them into anything. Im an Eagle Scout and the Boy Scout motto is Be prepared, so Im prepared. To go back in time.
- Star-Making Role: Hot Tub Time Machine. Starting out as a Daily Show alum gave him momentum, but it was this film that gave Coddry recognition in the movie industry.
- Surreal Humor: Corddry's work often has shades of this. For example: "THERE IS NO HOT DOG!"note