We ran into Rob Corddry at a party in Hollywood last month. The former Daily Show correspondent — who earlier this year starred in “Hot Tub Time Machine” and is also the creator-star of the medical show parody “Children’s Hospital” on Adult Swim — lives in Silver Lake these days. “Can’t you tell? Look at this mullet!” he jokes — though he’s no longer sporting the Mötley Crüe look.
The event was a release party for the Ubisoft game Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, for which Corddry was a spokesman. Is he a gamer? “I’m terrible. At any game,” he says. “This one, I’m not so bad at.”
But music … that’s something the comedian knows a thing or two about. He goes out of his way to stay up on emerging bands, he says. In fact, Corddry was a ubiquitous presence at the big Matador Records 21st birthday party in Las Vegas in November, which featured performances by Cat Power, Yo La Tengo, Belle & Sebastian and Ted Leo and the Pharmicists, among others. Here’s what’s on Corddry’s iPod …
“I just made a mix — can you even call them mixes anymore? They’re, like, playlists. OK. I’ll tell you what’s on my “Walking Around Playlist.” Music I like to walk around to. Warpaint. They’re a new band from Silver Lake — all women. Incredible. And they’re gonna be huge. They’re just starting to break. One of my favorite bands is the Thermals. Nada Surf. Blind Pilot. Oh — Free Energy. That’s a big one. They’re great.”
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