Rob Huebel has worked with Michael Moore, appears on VH1's series Best Week Ever, and is also a producer and participant in MTV's sketch comedy show Human Giant. While he may be #4 on Paul Scheer's MySpace page, he's #1 in our hearts and #2 on our MySpace (until next week at least). Need some more Rob Huebel goodness? Make sure to watch the TV shows Human Giant and Best Week Ever, or cruise his IMDB.com page so you can make sure to watch everything that he's ever appeared in. You can also befriend him on MySpace at MySpace.com/RobHuebel and stay up-to-date on everything he's doing (but not in a crazy stalker sort of way).
Q: Human Giant is this staff's vote for funniest show of 2007. The "Catching a Predator,"skit was a riot. Speaking of which, Chris Hanson never does those types of specials anymore. Have all those nefarious pedophiles been caught (or are they too busy at home watching Human Giant)?
RH: All of those pedophiles out there now work for us. We felt bad after we made fun of them so we took them in and gave them all jobs. Needless to say it's a little creepy around the office. And no one wants to play for our company softball team.
Q: Your cohort in comedy, Paul Scheer, has you listed as his number 4 friend on MySpace. You however have him listed as number 3. Is it possible that you love Paul a little more than he does you?
RH: That is exactly the case and it's a painful topic for me. I always call Paul 6 or 7 times each morning to re-affirm the friendship and tell him how much I love him and tell him that I'm looking at a picture of him above my bed on the ceiling. He rarely takes my calls anymore.
Q: Paris Hilton - comic material that just keeps on giving, or a dead horse?
RH: I saw her on the red carpet at the MTV movie awards the day she went to jail (for the first time). I was calling my friend to say how hot she looks in real life. CNN now has this retarded footage of her with me in the foreground on my cellphone gawking. They play it over and over. I'm a douche.
Q: Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
RH: My computer just froze up when I read that question...now it's melting...
Q: What's the typical budget on Best Week Ever? Do they just drop your cast in front of a green screen and let you improv?
RH: They pretty much duct-tape you to a metal folding chair in sweaty little room and force you to talk for an hour with bright lights shining in your face. If you wiggle around too much, they have these electrodes attached to your balls and they zap you. Then you are dumped into a frigid pool of water where a shark kicks your ass with a big stick. When you lose consciousness, they drag you out and Jessica Alba revives you with a long, deep kiss. It's a little confusing.
Q: You were nominated for an Emmy for your work as a producer for Michael Moore's Bravo series The Awful Truth. Critics say that Michael uses "deceptive editing, staging, and scripted scenes," and that he "alters the original intent of the speaker." What's your take on his work?
RH: Michael is a cool guy. The people that talk a lot of trash about him are also the people who tell you everything is peachy in our country. It's not. There is a lot of shitiness that needs fixing. People get offended when you talk about the things we're doing wrong. Tough shit. Let's make it better.
Q: Why is your home state of South Carolina better than its nemesis North Carolina?
RH: The girls are sweeter. And what's a tar-heel? No really. What is one? I have no idea.
Q: Considering how boring the Republican choices are for the 2008 election, is it possible your 2004 character "Candidate Zero" could make a possible run for the party?
RH: That party is in trouble which is hilarious to watch. I actually got a lot of votes in the 2004 election. True story. I would have been a great President. I also recently sat behind Monica Lewinsky on a plane. The back of her head is striking.
Q: Where can we see more of you this year?
RH: The main thing I'll be working on is more Human Giant. We want to attack more people with Season 2. And I often break into people's homes while they're sleeping, so I might see you there. And myspace.com/robhuebel
Q: Let's end with word association. We say wombat and you say...