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Rob Schneider live in Manila

(The Philippine Star) - October 10, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - After sold-out shows across the US, Australia and Singapore in 2011, Fil-Am Rob Schneider (photo), well-known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, will perform his first stand-up comedy show in Philippines on Oct. 28, 8 p.m. at the Solaire Resort & Casino’s grand ballroom.

Rob began writing jokes as a teenager, appearing at local venues. After opening for comedians such as Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld, he made his major network TV debut in 1987 in The David Letterman Show. In 1990, Lorne Michaels saw Rob’s appearance on HBO’s 13th Annual Young Comedians Special and hired him to be a regular in Saturday Night Live (SNL). During his four seasons in SNL, Rob was nominated for three Emmys and a Peabody Award.

After a 20-year break, Rob returned to stand-up comedy in 2011 with a world tour receiving rave reviews. “I never felt like I ever got stand up to where I had a monster hour, Grown Ups co-star Chris Rock kind of challenged me to do it.”

Rob said he found his “stage legs” while crafting a stand-up set that he describes as two parts person and one part topical. He has been able to be more nakedly honest about himself and discusses the joys and challenges with being a new father later in life. Rob does not fashion himself a political comedian but he does think there are some topics and events that are too good not to joke about.

He has also released a comedy album Registered Offender. The album features 16 tracks of sketch comedy with Rob performing every voice! “I wanted to wait until there was no money in the music biz!” Rob commented.

Rob is known for his long-time relationship with Adam Sandler and Adam’s production company, Happy Madison. Rob has starred in several Happy Madison projects, including Bedtime Stories, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, The Benchwarmers, 50 First Dates, The Longest Yard, Eight Crazy Nights, Little Nicky and Mr. Deeds. Also for Happy Madison, Rob co-wrote and starred in Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick and The Animal. Other film credits include Shark Bait, The Waterboy, and Big Daddy.

“I’m not the person I was 10 years ago — I couldn’t make another Deuce Bigalow if I wanted to,” he said. “I think people will enjoy the stand up. It’s still funny. It’s a different part of the same tree.”

Rob is an active supporter of several charities. He founded The Rob Schneider Music Foundation, which helps provide music education for middle school and high school students. Rob was born and raised in San Francisco. He lives in the Los Angeles area.

For details, call 891-9999, 0916-3403919 and 0921-5642108. Tickets are available at National Bookstore branches, Ayala Malls, Robinsons Department Stores, Solaire Resort and Casino Box-Office and Ticketworld.

ADAM SANDLER AND ADAM ANNUAL YOUNG COMEDIANS SPECIAL AUSTRALIA AND SINGAPORE AYALA MALLS BEDTIME STORIES BIG DADDY CHRIS ROCK DEUCE BIGALOW HAPPY MADISON ROB
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