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, “The Winner” lasted only a half-dozen episodes before it was taken off the air.
In a serendipitous turn of events brought about by the need for out-of-the-box thinking to continue work during the infamous 2007-2008 writers’ strike, Corddry was one of the first to create original “television-esque” programming for the Internet and captured the attention of Warner Bros. TV early on. The web-series “Childrens Hospital,” spoofing the hijinks of medical drama genre such as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “E.R.,” launched in December 2008. The 5-minute “webisodes” starred Corddry (also the creator, writer, and oft-times director), SNL’s Jason Sudeikis, Lake Bell, Megan Mullally, and Ed Helms (among others). The series won the Webby Award for “Comedy: Long Form or Series” and received two other nominations: “Best Individual Performance” (Corddry) and “Comedy: Individual Short or Episode.”
The second season of “Childrens Hospital” debuted on Adult Swim a year later, making it one of the first shows ever to make the successful transition from a web-series to a television series. Despite the unspoken network rivalry, “Childrens Hospital” won the award for “Best Sketch Comedy/Alternative Comedy” at the first ever Comedy Central-hosted Comedy Awards.
“Childrens Hospital” received it’s first Emmy nomination and beat programming from “30 Rock,” Lisa Kudrow (“Web Therapy”) and his alma mater “The Daily Show” to win its first Emmy Award in the new category of Short-Format Live-Action.
Appealing to acclaimed actors across the board, the casts of the latest seasons also boasts the talents of Malin Akerman, Nick Offerman, “Mad Mens”’s Jon Hamm, television legend Henry Winkler, Rob Huebel, Ken Marino, “The League”’s Nick Kroll and Paul Scheer, Kate Walsh, and many others. Season Five will debut this July.
In what have become his busiest years to date, in addition to his ubiquitous work on “Childrens Hospital” Corddry is also starring in and shooting several feature films. Last June he starred alongside Steve Carell and Keira Knightley in Focus Features’ SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD. In September, he starred in the dark comedy BUTTER opposite Jennifer Garner and Hugh Jackman for The Weinstein Company.
This past February, Corddry starred in the highly anticipated film adaptation of the zombie novel by Isaaac Marion, WARM BODIES. Described by Variety as “TWILIGHT meets SHAUN OF THE DEAD,” the film also stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, and is directed by Jonathan Levine. Two weeks later, he was heard as a character in The Weinstein Company’s first animated feature, ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH and in April,Corddry starred alongside Mark Wahlberg and Duane Johnson in Michael Bay’s PAIN AND GAIN.
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival featured three films in which Corddry appears, making him one of the few actors in history of the festival to have as many starring roles in showcased films. Included in the festival are THE WAY WAY BACK for THE DESCENDANTS scribes Nat Faxon and Jim Rashand; IN A WORLD..., written, directed by and starring Lake Bell (along with Demetri Martin, Geena Davis, ); and HELL BABY, the horror comedy from “Reno 911” writers Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. All have summer 2013 release dates.
In June, Corddry will begin production alongside Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, and story addition Adam Scott on the sequel to the 2010 ensemble comedy feature HOT TUB TIME MACHINE for MGM and director Steve Pink. The original story follows three grown 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.
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, SEMI-PRO, THE HEARTBREAK KID, CEDAR RAPIDS ,and BLADES OF GLORY. He has also been featured 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 has appeared on television shows including “Community,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “Arrested Development.”
Corddry currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two young daughters.