WTF Podcast

Episode 377 - Rob Schneider

Rob Schneider makes a stop at the Cat Ranch to tell Marc about starting out as a trombone-playing teen comic, making it to Saturday Night Live, dealing with the fickle nature of Hollywood, becoming a new dad at 49 and discovering peace of mind in Zen practices. This episode is sponsored by Louis CK: Oh My God, the new comedy special on HBO. Also sponsored by LegalZoom and Adam & Eve.


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Michael P. Gowdy April 11, 2013 at 7:59 am

Last year I saw Rob eating in a Chinese restaurant in Burbank. A few days later I saw Kato Kaelin in a grocery store. I completely expected to see Monica Lewinsky a few days afterward to complete the forgotten ‘90s “stars” trifecta.

JOE! April 11, 2013 at 10:09 am

This was a nice surprise. When I saw Schneider was going to be on the show, I figured it would be very similar to the Jay Mohr episode.. (Had success in the 90’s, made some questionable career movies, wandering around now as a B-list actor, called out for hacky material, etc…) But the conversation was respectful on both sides, and Rob Schneider seemed funnier than anything I’ve ever seen in him.. like, ever. I remember I read a while back that Sandler thinks he’s the funniest man alive. I gave Sandler the benefit of the doubt and just thought that Schneider must have that kind of funny that doesn’t translate well in ANY other situation besides conversations and hang-outs. I think this is the case.

JOE! April 11, 2013 at 10:12 am

Wow, my intention was to be complimentary but my tone was kind of dick-ish. So let me just say that after this show, I’m a Schneider fan.

maron id April 11, 2013 at 11:29 am

We’re good

derpish mode April 11, 2013 at 1:29 pm

My sides are hurting!! great show.

smitty April 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm

  rob-  andropause is not a dissease,and it’s not fake. there are plenty of fake,made for BS drug treatment “disseases”,but andropause is not one of them.  don’t try and be funny at the expense of common sense.  quite ironic,since you were talking about diminished prowess,and false machismo. do we really think, that dudes don’t have mood change and hormone drops with time? the problem is,it’s not a pharma solution,which is sadly what most people are looking for.

hugh jass April 11, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Another enjoyable interview, much prefer when you interview comedians as opposed to musicians.  What are the chances of getting David Spade on?  Seems like that would be awesome.

Other Chris April 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I’d love to hear Daryl Hammond on the show some time.

kevingiampa April 11, 2013 at 3:58 pm

Laughed more through this WTF than any other.  Great show.  (In fact, I’m going to go back and listen to some parts over, again.)

Guest April 11, 2013 at 5:04 pm

The restaurant on Grant Street is called Empress of China.

donald April 11, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I am not ashamed to say that I have never laughed harder in a movie theater than I did on opening night of The Hot Chick.

lew April 11, 2013 at 7:49 pm

wow, rob schneider is actually really funny.

Bill April 11, 2013 at 8:22 pm

i love Rob Schneider’s impressions.. his Jay Leno is excellent

Mtnmona April 11, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Another great show.  Like always, I fast forwarded to the interview not thinking it’d be anything special but I was wrong.  Rob is funny!  I’m now a fan, thanks Marc.

Jay April 11, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Rob Schneider always seemed like someone with more talent and a better heart than his material. That is, I somehow always kinda liked him without actually enjoying his movies.

He was performing here, which was enjoyable, but I wish he talked more about his comedy. It was strange hearing the guy responsible for The Hot Chick and Deuce Bigalow talk about Fawlty Towers and how dumb and impatient American audiences can be. I can’t be the only one who was thinking that.

Jay April 11, 2013 at 10:24 pm

I loved this:

george April 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm

that was fantastic! thanks for this, marc and rob!

Joe Tily April 15, 2013 at 5:16 am

I’ve always thought Rob Schneider was funny . . . this interview proves he still is. Thanks Marc!

Mike April 15, 2013 at 11:13 am

Who is the dude laughing in the background? Am i starting to slip in my old age or was there someone hanging in the garage with you dudes, Couldn’t shake it the whole time, it was kind of off putting since he was never acknowledged as being there.

TriggerWarning April 15, 2013 at 10:56 pm

“Rape me for voices” bothered the fuck out of me.

LOLOKIRBY April 18, 2013 at 3:40 pm

This is an outstanding interview, easily a favorite.

Andy April 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Gotta say, it was a little disappointing that Marc failed to address Schenider responding to being called “third rate” by a critic by putting out a full page ad that read in part:

Patrick, I can honestly say that if I sat you your colleagues at a luncheon, afterwards, they’d say “You know, that Rob Schneider is a pretty intelligent guy, I hope we can do that again.” Whereas, if you sat with my colleagues, after lunch, you would just be beaten beyond recognition.

Tom April 23, 2013 at 10:11 am

Rob Schneider has a very weird understanding of copyright law

Tony August 23, 2013 at 3:29 pm

He’s right about copyright stuff.  They passed the Mickey Mouse Law in 1998 to extend the length of time before copyrighted material like Mickey Mouse become public domain.  Under the new law, Mickey Mouse will become public domain in 2023 (unless they change the law again).  That’s why all of those old books are free for e-readers.  Their copyrights have expired.