A Rob Corddry

A Rob Corddry

Rob Corddry

Rob Corddry is a fictional character in the HBO series Silicon Valley who, like Richard Hendricks, is a visionary who refuses to give up because he sees the potential of technology. This is especially true when it comes to artificial intelligence.


After graduating from Weymouth North High School (1989), Corddry went to the University of Massachusetts Amherst (1989–93). According to an interview in the UMass Amherst alumni magazine, Corddry initially planned to major in journalism, but he stuck with it for just two days. English became his official major. By his second 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 the Theta chapter of Theta Chi fraternity.

In Spring 2002, he accepted an audition for The Daily Show. His pieces for The Daily Show frequently included references to Boston, Massachusetts, which he considers to be his hometown. 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; they welcomed their first child, daughter Sloane Sullivan Corddry, on July 3, 2006. 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). (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


Initially recognized for his work as a smart-aleck reporter on a fictional news program, comedic actor Rob Corddry went on to impress audiences in a variety of roles, both on television and in feature films. After making his television debut with several guest spots on the improv comedy series "Upright Citizens Brigade" (Comedy Central, 1998-2000), the Massachusetts native grabbed considerable attention as a smarmy, inept correspondent on the Emmy-winning satirical news program "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central, 1996- ) under the guidance of Jon Stewart. During his four-year tenure on the popular "news" program, Corddry made forays into feature films in such vehicles as the Will Ferrell collegiate comedy "Old School" (2003) before briefly venturing out on his own as the star of the short-lived, Seth McFarlane-produced sitcom "The Winner" (Fox, 2007). Corddry had better success on the big screen, where he expanded his repertoire to include diverse roles in projects ranging from the Ben Stiller romantic comedy remake "The Heartbreak Kid" (2007) to playing Press Secretary Ari Fleischer in Oliver Stone's presidential biopic "W." (2008). As a writer, director and star, he launched the medical spoof "Childrens Hospital" (Adult Swim, 2010-16) even as he continued taking on more prominent acting roles in mainstream features like the raucous comic fantasy "Hot Tub Time Machine" (2010). Continually expanding his unique brand of comedy, Corddry enjoyed a prolific and varied career in film and television.

Rob Corddry is the mind behind Childrens Hospital, a show that is required viewing for comedy fans. His television career started as a correspondent for The Daily Show which was around the same time he began performing with the Upright Citizens Brigade and with his sketch and improv group The Naked Babies. Since The Daily Show, Rob has gone on to star in Old School, What Happens in Vegas, Hot Tub Time Machine and more. Also, he created Childrens Hospital which deserves another mention. (Source: www.earwolf.com)



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