For our Staying in with… series, we ask interesting people what they’re watching, reading, and listening to while we all stay at home. In this edition: Rob Corddry. Find more in our Inside Guide.
Actor-comedian Rob Corddry’s new film, Bad Therapy, just debuted on Amazon Prime Video. The L.A.-set dark comedy finds Corddry and Alicia Silverstone playing a couple seeking marriage counseling from a therapist who turns out to make their problems far, far worse. Corddry can also be seen on CBS sitcom The Unicorn, and recently appeared with comedians Nicole Byer, Kumail Nanjiani, Sasheer Zamata, Eric Andre, and Ken Jeong, in “Funny You Should Mask,” a special to raise funds to provide PPE for healthcare workers fighting COVID-19.
Rob Corddry Is Staying in With…
Books: The Sandman Slim Series by Richard Kawdrey
I’m eyeballs deep into The Sandman Slim series by Richard Kawdrey. Eleven books, unapologetically pulpy and a perfect distraction. Think Philip Marlow if he was half-angel and had lived in hell for 11 years.
Arthur–the original Dudley Moore version, of course. I own this movie in all of its forms. I figure that I’ve watched this movie 177 times, and just recently had the pleasure of introducing it to my kids. It’s heartwarming and hilarious.
Television: The Stranger and The Eric Andre Show
Can those of us who hate Tiger King finally unite against this horrible piece of shit? I’m pretty deep into The Stranger right now, but my real joy has been re-watching past episodes of The Eric Andre Show on ComedyCentral.com
Music: Guided by Voices
My self-isolation has guided my friends and I back to the source. If you don’t know them, start with Do The Collapse or Mag Earwhig. If you get it, enjoy! We’ve been killing time coming up with fake song titles for GBV songs (“Get Made! Big Rigs Go Electric,” “New Era Card Tricks”) and have now started to record them. The club is open!
Podcasts: Reply All, The Daily, Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, Heavyweight, and Spike’s Car Radio
I’ve been sticking with my mainstays: Reply All, The Daily, Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard, Heavyweight, and Spike’s Car Radio. It’s not a podcast, but honorable mention to The Howard Stern Show who is still turning out great shows. Howard is at the top of his interview game, especially during this pandemic.
Activities: Scrabble Go, The New York Times Spelling Bee Puzzle
Scrabble Go has been fun, though I hate the way popular game apps try to milk my dopamine glands. I just want to spell better words than my friends. The New York Times Spelling Bee puzzle is a consistent obsession of mine. And once I remember my password to my Masterclass account, I’ll start learning how to do everything. And driving. I love to drive and the roads are glorious right now.