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Exclusive: SNL Alum Rob Schneider Joins Hammer and Nigel to Talk Indy Show with Adam Sandler
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Comedian and actor Rob Schneider has been performing in front of audiences for over 30 years, and this Sunday at Ruoff Music Center, the SNL alum is scheduled to appear as the opening act for fellow comedian and friend, Adam Sandler as part of Sandler's 100% Fresher tour.
Schneider joined the Hammer and Nigel show Friday afternoon to talk about the upcoming show, touring the country at 55 versus his younger years, and offer his perspective on how a politically-correct culture is changing the face the comedy.
I think the biggest difference today is it's so much easier to complain now than it used to be. Everyone has their magic phone and can bitch online. Remember the old days when you would get pissed off? People didn't know you were angry for days. Back then you had to get a piece of paper, a pen, you had to spend your own money to buy a stamp, you had to put on your coat, leave the house, find a mailbox. Now all you have to do is hop on your phone: "Screw Rob Schneider!" Send.
...What has changed, however, is that Adam and I have been around for so long that we have people who watched us as kids on SNL. They have kids now and a lot of those kids are old enough to come see us perform, and the kids laugh as much as the parents. So in that sense, it's really fun. And the shows have been really great; there has not been a single show in which there hasn't been a five-minute standing ovation."
Click the link below to hear Hammer and Nigel's full interview with Rob Schneider.