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Dec 9, 2008

Playing Doctor

In "Children's Hospital," Rob Corddry has the Rx

ChildrenshospitalRob Corddry has not exactly fallen off the map since leaving "The Daily Show" two years ago. He starred in a very funny and widely ignored sitcom for Fox, "The Winner." He popped up on "Curb" and "Arrested" and played presidential pit bull Ari Fleischer in the movie "W."

But someone with Corddry's explosive comedic gifts -- someone who lifted me off my couch and onto the floor when he "reported" to Jon Stewart that even if the vice president had known his friend was within range of his buckshot on that fateful hunting trip, "Mr. Cheney insists he still would have shot Mr. Whittington in the face" -- that's a talent that deserves a starring role, or at least in an ensemble of Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and other top-tier comics of his generation.

For that reason, then, I'm glad to see "Children's Hospital," the new wink-wink parody of medical TV dramas that Corddry wrote, produced and starred in. The fact that it was developed as a series of short pieces for the web (it launches Monday at TheWB.com) doesn't diminish it. Frankly, sending up "Grey's Anatomy" and "ER" probably isn't a concept you can wrap 100 episodes around. Much like Joss Whedon's "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" last summer, "Children's Hospital" is simply a little side project from people who ought to be busy frying much larger fish.

-cont. @ TV Barn

video clip here

also see: Playing Doctor with Rob Corddry (Daily Beast)


At 4:00 PM , Blogger La Sirena said...

I also liked him as the idiot Homeland Security guy in Harold and Kumar: Escape From Guantanamo Bay.

And "The Winner" was a sweet/ funny show. I'm sad it was cancelled before the denoument.

just sayin'

At 4:15 PM , Anonymous Indigus said...

Yeah, no kidding, he's a riot.


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