“You can do it!” Doubtless, the audience at Crackers Comedy Club will throw out this old chestnut at least once a night during Rob Schneider‘s three night run at the classic Indianapolis stand up venue. The line is one of Schneider’s most famous, first uttered by his character in the 1998 Adam Sandler film The Waterboy, and then repeated by the actor in many other films since. But Schneider, despite appearances to the contrary, isn’t just a one trick pony. He’s been in countless movies and TV shows over the years, and, while each character is certainly influenced from the one before it, Schneider brings a true sense of identity to each person he portrays. It’s easier to accept that any given character is like Schneider than it is to say Schneider is a good actor, but the guy has an undeniable charm that Indianapolis people at Crackers Comedy Club are sure to love.
|Video of a portion of Rob Schneider’s stand up routine from 1989 in which he explores the word “dude:” Rob Schneider will be at Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis this weekend|
Rob Schneider, a native of San Francisco, got his start in comedy as early as high school, when he would do stand up to open the set of a local band, Head On. His first real break came in 1987, when he opened a Dennis Miller show, which earned him a spot on HBO’s 13th Annual Young Comedians special, and, subsequently, a job as a writer for Saturday Night Live. Schneider got the SNL job in 1988 and quickly graduated to full time cast member in 1990, when he became known for his many hilarious characters, including Richard “makin’ the copies” Laymer, Tiny Elvis, and Orgasm Guy. Schneider stayed with Saturday Night Live until 1994, when he left the cast to pursue a film career.
|Video of an interview with Rob Schneider for Backstage Online; Rob Schneider will be performing at Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis July 14 – 16, 2011|
After scoring bit parts in movies like Judge Dredd, Surf Ninjas, and Demolition Man, Schneider had his first starring role in 1999’s Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, in which he played a down on his luck male prostitute who’s just trying to make ends meet. A run of ill advised and poorly reviewed comedies, including The Animal and The Hot Chick, followed, eventually leading to the 2005 release of Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, which is widely regarded as one of the worst movies of all time and earned Schneider a Worst Actor Razzie Award in 2005. Rob Schneider had his directorial debut in 2008 with Big Stan, in which he also starred as a convicted con artist who learns martial arts to defend himself in prison. The film was released straight to DVD in the United States. Schneider’s latest movie was 2010’s Grown Ups, in which he again played alongside Adam Sandler.
|Video of a scene from Big Daddy in which Rob Schneider, playing an illiterate delivery man, attempts to learn how to read; Rob Schneider will be performing at Crackers Comedy Club in Indianapolis July 14-16, 2011|
Rob Schneider will be performing stand up at Crackers Comedy Club in Broad Ripple Village over a three night run, from Thursday, July 14, 2011 to Saturday, July 16, 2011. Schneider is no stranger to the live stage, if his experience on Saturday Night Live is any testament. Likely you’ll see some familiar faces in his performance (mostly because all Schneider’s characters have, not surprisingly, Schneider’s face), alongside catchphrases you’ve been hearing since 1998. Tickets to this Indianapolis event run from $27 for regular seating and $32 for preferred seating, and the show begins at 8:30 p.m. every night of the performance. If you like raunchy, over the top impersonations and a complete lack of class, head out to the Indianapolis cultural district that has the best Indianapolis nightlife to catch Rob Schneider at Crackers Comedy Club.
Rob Schneider at Crackers Comedy Club
Thursday, July 14 through Saturday, July 16, 2011
Tickets: $27/general admission, $32/preferred seating