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Rob Corddry
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Corddry after speaking at Brown University on December 9, 2005
Born February 4, 1971 (1971-02-04) (age 38)
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Years active 1990s-present

Robert William "Rob" Corddry (born February 4, 1971) is an American comedian and actor probably known best for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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Early life

Corddry was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts. He is the older brother of comedian Nate Corddry. After graduating from Weymouth North High School in 1989, Corddry went to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. According to an interview in the UMass Amherst alumni magazine, Corddry planned to study journalism when he arrived in fall 1989. He stuck with the major for just two days. English became his official major instead, but by his sophomore year, he focused much of his attention on drama classes and plays including Torch Song Trilogy, Ten Little Indians, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Romeo and Juliet, and Reckless. While at UMass, Corddry pledged Theta Chapter of Theta Chi fraternity. He graduated in 1993. Corddry is an Eagle Scout from Troop 19, located in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

Early career

Corddry moved to New York City in January 1994. His early paying jobs included working as a security guard at The Metropolitan Museum of Art[1] and handing out menus for a Mexican restaurant. He eventually landed acting jobs, including a year-long tour with the National Shakespeare Company. He trained in improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City, performing regularly with the sketch comedy group "Naked Babies" and spent two years with the sketch comedy group Third Rail Comedy. Corddry's first notable television appearances were on Upright Citizens Brigade on Comedy Central from 1998–2000. In spring of 2002, he was asked to audition for The Daily Show and was accepted. On October 4, 2005, his younger brother Nate Corddry made his first appearance as a Daily Show correspondent.

On January 12, 2006, Corddry's wife Sandra appeared with him on a Daily Show segment in which he discussed his obsession with having a threesome. They welcomed their first child, daughter Sloane Sullivan Corddry, on July 3, 2006.

Corddry also hosted the 10th annual Webby Awards ceremony on June 12, 2006.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

His pieces for The Daily Show frequently included references to Boston, Massachusetts, which he considers to be his hometown.

He had since become one of The Daily Show's popular correspondents, where he was well known for his cocky attitude during interviews. Since the departure of Stephen Colbert, who left to host his own show, The Colbert Report, and Corddry taking over the hosting duties of "This Week in God", Corddry had the most correspondent screen time, becoming a featured part of the show. When he took over "This Week in God," he mentioned that he is an Episcopalian.

On February 9, 2006 Corddry hosted an episode of The Daily Show due to the absence of Jon Stewart (jokingly because the show's regular host was "in the shop", but in fact because of the birth of Stewart's second child).

On August 15, 2006, Corddry said "I've got like a week and a half left, all bets are off", and then on August 21, 2006, Stewart remarked that Corddry's last day on The Daily Show would be August 24, 2006. Corddry appeared throughout the week, once filing a report from inside a toilet bowl supposedly on board an aircraft transporting John Mark Karr, and another dressed up in a 1970s fashion; Stewart remarked, "It's his last week, and really, we're trying to come up with terrible things for him to have to do."

During that last show on August 24, Corddry aired a self-produced tribute to his four years on the show, going out, as Stewart said, with a "poop joke".

Stewart: That was a very fitting tribute, Rob. We're gonna miss you on the show.
Corddry: Why thank you, Jon. But wherever I go and whatever I do, there'll always be a part of me here.
Stewart: Wow...that's a really sweet thing to say.
Corddry: No no no, I'm not kidding. It's in the second floor men's room, actually. That's what you get for not giving me a proper send off.
Stewart: You're really gonna go out on a poop joke?
Corddry: I have to stay true to myself, Jon.

Corddry left The Daily Show to work on other projects, including The Winner, a 2007 TV series.[2]

On September 10, 2007, Corddry made a guest return to The Daily Show as the senior public restroom correspondent, in regard to the Senator Larry Craig bathroom scandal.

On October 17, 2007, Corddry made a cameo appearance as himself at a rehab center that Samantha Bee was filming a report in.

On June 12, 2008, Corddry appeared again as the "Senior Lipizzaner Correspondent," reporting on Bush's trip to Slovenia. The skit ended by him asking "You think you gonna do more Lipizzaner stories soon, or..? Because if not, I'd love to come home, you know? See my family--hear my wife is pregnant, so..." He added that he'd "been gone two years, give or take." Jon made him stay.

On March 5, 2009, Corddry appeared again, discussing his own career since The Daily Show in parody of Mark Cooper's descent from an executive to a janitor. It was revealed that he had distracted Jason Jones and stolen his piece, as he had come back to beg for his old job back. He repeatedly referred to himself as "millions of Americans" when making self-deprecating jokes and begging for his job back.

Other work

Corddry starred as the main character in the Fox mid-season comedy The Winner from March 4, 2007 until the series' cancellation.[3] He described the show to Stuff Magazine as "sort of like a fucked-up Wonder Years."

Other notable roles include the title character in Blackballed: The Bobby Dukes Story (2004) and Mac, Ben Stiller's best friend in The Heartbreak Kid. He has also made guest appearances in Old School (2003, credited as Robert Corddry), Blades of Glory, Semi-Pro, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and Failure to Launch.

On television, Corddry has appeared in a Curb Your Enthusiasm episode entitled "The Seder" as a sex offender who moves into Larry David's neighborhood. He also appeared in two episodes of Fox's Arrested Development as Moses Taylor, an actor who plays "Frank Wrench", an obsessively by-the-books detective on a fictional television series Wrench. Corddry has also done some voice work as the animated Devil on Cartoon Network's Weighty Decisions (alongside fellow Daily Show correspondent Ed Helms). He also appeared in a commercial for Cartoon Network's Ed, Edd 'n' Eddy series. He also appeared in a Cartoon Network promotional ad in 2001 as an anger management therapist to the Townsville Villains of the cartoon series Powerpuff Girls.

Upcoming projects include a leading role in the Ben Karlin and Jon Stewart produced film, The Donor,[4] as well as a role in the John Cusack film Hot Tub Time Machine.He also appeared in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay as Ron Fox, a neurotic and racist agent with the United States Department of Homeland Security, in W. as Ari Fleischer, and also in What Happens in Vegas....[5]

Corddry's voice appears in the History Channel production WWII in HD[1]. He is the voice of WWII soldier & jazz musician Roscoe "Rockie" Blunt.[6]

Corddry wrote, directed, and starred in the web series Children's Hospital for The WB on its online network at TheWB.com.[7] After talks fell through with Comedy Central, Turner's Adult Swim picked up the series and will be running it in 2010.[8]

Awards

In 2009, Corddry was nominated for a Streamy Award Best Writing for a Comedy Web Series for Childrens' Hospital.

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