You might've seen Craig Robinson in a whole bunch of movies and shows, but he's best known for his comedic presence in films like Hot Tub Time Machine, Pineapple Express, Sausage Party, The Office (US), and This Is The End. He's continually appeared in some entertaining TV shows too like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Mr. Robot, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Cleveland Show and Eastbound and Down. If you've seen at least one of his appearances, you'll know this guy is ready to make you cry of laughter. We spoke to Craig about his upcoming Australian comedy tour with The Nasty Delicious and what it's like being behind the scenes of the big screen.
Hey Craig, thanks for taking the time to chat with This Is Radelaide, I know you don't wanna give too much away but what can we expect from your comedy show?
Thanks to you too, there's jokes and dancing, it transports yourself to kindergarten days where you were free to have fun and to laugh and sing and play.
A lot of people recognise you from films like HTTM and Pineapple Express, does anyone ever come up to you and say 'Hey it's Doug Judy from Brooklyn Nine-Nine'?
Yes as a matter of fact the last Brooklyn Nine-Nine I filmed, during filming someone came up to me in the grocery store and said 'man I love you on Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and I thought it was interesting that the week I was filming that somebody brought it up, it doesn't happen a lot but that’s kind of the responses I get.
I saw Sausage Party in the cinemas and thought it was hilarious, can you tell us how different it is filming for animation?
Animation is just fun 'cause you get to do these different takes over and over, and quicker. It's just you and the producer or director and it's so communal, it’s a lot of fun doing animation.
You pair up with Seth Rogen and his mates a fair bit, what's it like working with such a unique group of actors?
It's like being on the same team, then going away and coming back, you know who the boss is, you know who to hand it to, you trust each other. It's always fun to get in there and when they write stuff [for next time] I'm like yes let me know.
Have you ever toured or travelled to Australia before?
I did a few nights in Melbourne for a TV show called World Comedy Tour, and it's my only Australian experience so far. I enjoyed my time here before and we have great people taking us around this time.
If you could invite three people, dead or alive, to a dinner party who would it be?
*laughs* Trump, Hillary and Barack, just to kick some ideas around.
Thank you so much for taking the time to talk with us and hope you have a great time in Australia!
Yeah, I hope to see you and hope you enjoy the show, and right back at you, thank you Australia!
You can catch Craig Robinson & The Nasty Delicious for his eagerly awaited show in Adelaide at The Gov on Sunday December 11 2016. You're in for a unique comedic and musical experience so make sure to get your tickets as there's only one show each in Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth tickets on sale here. Huge thanks to Craig for giving us time to chat and laugh, we can't wait to see the show!
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