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Actor Rob Corddry recalls filming an uncomfortable moment in the HBO series "Ballers" and talks about working with Kate McKinnon for the film "Office Christmas Party." (6:47)

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Please welcome Rob Corddry!

(applause and cheering)


(throat clearing)

I do have a couple more linesin the film than that.

-(laughter) -You have manymore lines in the film.

-But nobody delivers a "wow"like I do. -(laughter)

That was a good "wow."

It wasn't a bad one.I had better ones.

They were...They did a lot of takes.

Let me ask you this.

A lot of the acting communityhas been plagued recently

-by the... some saythe lack of "wow." -Yeah.

-Some people say there aren'tenough "wows" in scripts. -Yeah.

-Some people say...-Yes.

...that "wow" is a forgottenart form.

Is that why you choseto bring it back?

Well, um, no, I chose it just'cause it's my first love.

-(laughter) -And, um,I actually... You know what?

It'd be better explainedat my workshop

-I teach at the Marriott. Um...-(laughter)

-...at 5:00 a.m. on Saturdays,so if... -Yes.

-You know?-A very famous workshop.

Yeah, very famous.All the Marriotts.

-Yes.-Um... -(laughter)

I'm on, uh, Skype. We Skype in.

And, uh... Power of Wow.

-That's gonna be... my book,-Wow.

'cause Power of N...Power of Wow.

(laughs)Welcome to the show.

Thank you so muchfor being here. Welcome.

You know what's weird is,it's welcome back.

This is one of the few guestswhere he's not...

Every guest hangs outin a green room,

and then today,Rob Corddry's here,

and then I go to the gr...He's not there.

And he's, like,running through the building.

-'Cause this is, like, yourhome. -This is my family here.

-Yeah. -You're justrunning around to everyone.

I know so many people here, and,uh, I-I love coming back here.

-I love coming back here.-We love having you, man.

-I'm not gonna leave.-(laughter)

No, I... no, I thinkwe enjoy the visit.

-I'm not gonna leave. -I thinkthe visit is what makes it...

I think...You might enjoy a stay.

No, I... well, I would love it,but I think what is cool

is when you goand then you come back.

-An extended stay.-But, like, for short extended.

-Indefinite, let's call it.-Yeah.

But definitely leavingand then coming back.

-Definitely, somethingwill happen... -Yeah.

-involving me. -Whichis not here, but coming back.

-Being here a lot.-We're on the same page.

-We're on the same page.-I like that. I like that.

You-you are... you are...you are one of the few people

who's had a good 2016--I hate you for that.

-You've had a good 2016.-Have I?

Ballers, second season,came out.

-Yeah.-Anyone watch Ballers?

-That's an amazing show.-(cheering, applause)

You are really funnyin that show.

-Thank you. -Yeah.You-you play a sports agent

who just doesn't seemto get things right.

-Yeah. -But you area very funny person.

My favorite...favorite scene of all

-was when you said the N-wordat a party. -Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Ooh, boy, God.

So... that scene,

there was 250 mostlyAfrican-American extras

-Yes.-in the crowd.

-And they didn't know I wasgonna say the N-word. -Oh, geez.

And so, I believe th...

the reaction--that reaction you see in show--

is the first takeof them hearing that.

-Because everyone goes...-Uh, yeah,

no, they were like,"Uh-uh, cut."

They're like...

-"Cut." -That's what made...You know what, you character's

so awkward, and what'sgreat-what's great is that

you-you get toplay opposite, uh,

The Rock, Dwayne Johnson.What is that like?

(audience laughs)

CORDDRY:Come on, man.

I mean, come on, right?

This is about Corddryright here. This is our...

-this is our time together.-Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no,

I didn't mean... I don't meanthat in a bad... Like, I'm just

saying, like, it is about you,I'm just saying, like, how does

it feel to be, like,opposite, like, The Rock?

Like, you pl...like, you acting with The Rock?

You could get him in here,and-and s... maybe someday you

can ask him how it feels to be,uh, acting with me, you know?

-(cheering, applause)-That...

No, no, I'm not hooking that up.

-Oh.-No. I'm not hooking that up.

Oh, I thought-I thoughtyou were offering

-to bring The Rockto the show. -No. No.

-Which was really exciting.-No, we're...

This is a... this is anintensive interview

-about my, uh, process.-It's-it's all about you. Okay.

I'm sorry, I'm sorry,let's go back,

-let's talk about Rob Corddry.-God.

So, when-when you...when you're on set...

Like, do you call himThe Rock or Dwayne?

-Oh, man.-Like, what do you... what...

-I call him DJ.-DJ? I-I like that.

-Yeah, I call him DJ. -You guyshave a great chemistry.

Let's talk about the movie,though. Uh,

Office Christmas Party. I got to watch it,

-which I really enjoyed.-Yeah.

-Because it is just insane.-It's really funny.

It is-it is a story... I mean,it's a really simple premise,

-but that's what makes it fun.-Yeah, exactly.

-Don't go looking fora head-scratcher here. -Yes.

It's-it's, uh, yeah.

This is all about...this is all about laughs.

The... I mean, the fart,for-for instance... -Yes.

-Is that a real fart,by the way? -Yes!

Kate McKinnon is a-a...

-I mean, a comedy genius.-Yes, she is.

And she is... she is...Uh, her talent, uh,

surpasses my, even,uh, you know,

being able to define it.

-Yes, I noticed.-It's-it's... Yeah.

-It's...-She's phenomenal.

-She's phenomenal. Andshe can fart on cue. -No ways.

No ways.

She can make her body fart

-when she wants to.-No ways. No.

Can I tell you, I went to a k...I went to school with a kid

who said he could do that,but what he didn't tell us

he was doing was (bleep)ingin between.

That's not a s... Like, no onecan have that as a skill.

-I don't believe that. Are youserious? -No, that wouldn't fly.

That wouldn't f... Yeah.And it... But it's funny

because we were having...It was so hard...

After that, it was so hardto get the takes out

without the whole room crackingup, because she-she's so f...

And she did it a different way.

She's auditioninga cheese plate.

Like, the gouda wasthe real all-star last year.

Um, and-and it's just... She didit a different way every time,

and she was just cracking us upand then farting.

So we'd start laughingbefore the fart was coming.

Um... so-so,

probably, maybe,by the end, like, take 20,

uh, you know,she had to fake it a little bit.

But, um... uh...

We're all wonderingwhat that means.

-Faking. Oh, uh, no. -I couldfeel... All of us were like,

-"What does that mean?"-You-you Hollywood it.

You got to... You-you Hollywoodit. You just go like this.

-Ah, okay. -And then we letit... We fix it in post.

What-what do you think's harder,faking a cry or faking a fart?

-Hotter? Like sexier?-No, h... N-No.

-Wow, that's a great question.-No.

-That's a great question.-No.

What is sexier?

Um... Yeah, I mean, well,it depends on what you're into,

-of course. But I'd say...-How... L...

I'd say, personally, farting.Fake... Uh, yeah.

-That-that... -I was...I was saying "harder,"

-but-but thanks for that answeranyway. -It's so weird

the way you say that. "Harder."

(both laugh)

The movie's super funny. Thankyou so much for coming back.

-Thank you, man. -Office Christmas Party's

in theaters now.Rob Corddry, everybody!

-♪ -(cheering and applause)

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