Rob Schneider Talks About Saturday Night Live, Adam Sandler Movies, His Movies, & The Tampa Bay Rays
Today we had the very talented Rob Schneider in the studio. Rob is performing tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday at the Tampa Improv.
Rob has been in a ton of movies from Hot Chick to Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and almost all of the Adam Sandler movies, “except for the last three” Rob comically added. (He is best friends with Adam.) When asked about recent Adam Sandler movies and what he thought of them, Rob laughed and said, “I’d rather talk about me.”
The morning show & Rob chatted about everything from his battery-powered Tesla he drives to Tampa traffic in comparison to L.A. and how he only experience bad traffic in the Bay area when we hosted the Super Bowl. Rob also gave us some of his famous impressions he is known for. Does “you can do it” ring a bell?
When talk about the great movies he’s starred in or some of the “bad movies” he’s starred in, according to the critics he chimed in. “Comedies an arrogant expression. The idea that I’m gonna make you laugh, there’s an arrogance to that. It’s different than a drama, a drama is open to interpretation. But a comedy is like, hey if you don’t think its funny you have to attack it because it says something about you.”
Schneider was hired at Saturday Night Live in 1988 saying, “it’s a great place to start.” Schneider swiftly graduated from writer and featured player to full cast member. From 1990 to 1994 at SNL, he played such roles as “Tiny Elvis” and “Orgasm Guy.” His best known recurring character was “Richard Laymer,” an office worker whose desk was stuck beside the photocopier, and who addressed each of his fellow employees with an endless stream of annoying nicknames. “Once your on Saturday Night Live you’re in show business,” Rob stated speaking on his success from the show. Schneider is featured in the video release The Bad Boys of Saturday Night Live, along with colleagues Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, David Spade and Chris Farley.
Rob’s also a Tampa Bay Rays fan saying, “I am a Rays fan…they have good ownership & the best manager in baseball…good scouts, and really great coaches.” He even mentioned that he could possibly be at the game this Sunday against the Mets adding, “only if they’ll let me sing take me out to the ball game, I’ll only do it for the Rays!” Schneider preferred the name Devil Rays saying, “I don’t know why we had to change it to just Rays. It’s not like Satan sardines!”
Listen to the audio of Rob Schneider in the studio.