Rob Corddry Discusses the Evolution of How He’s Written ‘Children’s Hospital’


In between discussing Seeking a Friend for the End of the World with Blackbook, Rob Corddry got into exactly what he hopes for when writing Children’s Hospital:

I don’t think of my sense of humor as being different. However, when I am writing something, like say Childrens Hospital which is all joke based, the ultimate goal is to come up with a completely unfamiliar joke. It’s next to impossible but when you are able to pull it off and there’s nothing more satisfying when you do. So I guess my sense of humor is trying not to copy, which is almost impossible not to do consciously in the world of comedy. Unless, of course, you’re Carlos Mencia.
I watched House for the first time before we started doing the third season and that was a big inspiration. Now we’re kind of mocking drama in general, but now we tell stories a lot more. We used to be a joke delivery system and now I’ve realized that the best way to deliver a joke is to come up with your own story.