This week, I decided to write about Rob Schneider after listening to him on Marc Maron’s WTF. The man who starred in dreck like The Animal, The Hot Chick, and Big Stan was on the show and he was laid back, interesting, and funny! He also had some fascinating insight into stand-up comedy. For example when talking about a venerated San Francisco comic, Schneider points out that while funny, the comic lacked the discipline to put together an act, which Schneider feels kept him from breaking nationally. Which is a pretty damned astute and reasonable advice for any comedian.
While not the most versatile SNL cast member ever, Norm Macdonald is certainly one of the most beloved in the show’s storied history, having achieved cult hero status with comedy fans for his blunt, aloof style and his razor-sharp wit. Since he was ousted from the Weekend Update desk and subsequently left Saturday Night Live, Macdonald has struggled to find the proper vehicle for his comedy in the world of TV and films. His sitcoms (The Norm Show, A Minute with Stan Hooper) and Sports Show didn’t last long, while his movies (Dirty Work, Screwed) both flopped. Still, Norm Macdonald’s one of the funniest guys around, whether it be [...]
- Rob Schneider's midseason sitcom has been given an inverted exclamation point and a start date. ¡Rob! will premiere on January 12. Lord help us, every one.
- Chelsea Handler signed a deal with E! that says she'll continue hosting Chelsea Lately till 2014 and also develop and produce new shows for E! and NBCUniversal. So, even if Are You There, Chelsea? fails to captivate us all in its post-Whitney Wednesday timeslot, we'll still see plenty more sitcoms with brassy Chelsea Handler-ish heroines. Hurrah.
Scratching that itch you've had since Surf Ninjas, CBS has ordered a pilot of Rob Schneider's new sitcom, most likely for mid-season release. Based on Schneider's life, the show centers around Rob's marriage into his wife's Mexican-American family. The family will be comprised entirely of monstrous women with appetites that only Schneider can satisfy. I'm only kidding about that last part. IF ONLY.
Rob Schneider is coming back to TV. To CBS, specifically, in a show that is "based on Schneider's life and centers on a solitary guy who marries into a huge Mexican-American family." Can it possibly be as good as Men Behaving Badly?!