Hey, it's Robert Smigel - creator and hand-up-ass of Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, now starring in THE JACK AND TRIUMPH SHOW. You may also know me from SNL's TV Funhouse cartoons, like the Ambiguously Gay Duo. Tomorrow I'm producing Night of Too ...
Hi guys. I'm doing this AMA super last minute - I'm not up the modern world, and I don't do a lot of blabbing as myself. I generally like to express myself through my art, i.e., humping live animals with a puppet. But I have two things to plug and it's time I got off my ass.
You may know that Triumph the Insult comic Dog is co-starring in a live action sitcom, "The Jack and Triumph Show" co-starring my hilarious friend Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) and airing Fridays, of all nights, at 11:30pm, of all times, on adult swim (Cartoon Network by day). I'm lucky to be producing the show with the brilliant Michael Koman, who recently co-created Nathan For You.
And my even huger plug goes out to a hilarious benefit show on Comedy Central. TOMORROW, March 8th, Jon Stewart hosts "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs." at 8/7c, with all kinds of comedy superstars from Louie CK to Chris Rock to Sandler (the Bob Barker reunion is part of this show), Schumer, Silverman, Rudd, the amazing Bill Burr, Weird Al, even, it goes on.
You may know I have a son with autism and that this event is not about curing autism, but creating and funding services, schools and programs all over the country - it's about giving people with autism the help they need to have the fullest lives possible. There are all kinds of amazing ways to donate to this cause at cc.com/stars, including incredible contests involving the Simpsons, the Daily Show and Judd Apatow (he will direct your Vine). All going up now at omaze.com.
This cause means everything to me and I'm lucky to have so many amazing friends in the comedy world who come out year after year and do Night of Too Many Stars. But before I get too mushy please don't forget, I'm the funny asshole who does Triumph and the Ambiguously Gay Duo...so please believe me, this event is not about mush. Imagine a benefit produced by a funny asshole...who wouldn't want to watch that?
Okay, so let's talk about this, and that, and anything. Thanks for redditing.
EDIT: BEEN SLOWLY ANSWERING AS MANY AS I COULD WHILE PREPPING TOMORROW'S SHOW. WILL TRY AND COME BACK AND HIT MORE OF YOUR Q'S IN A FEW HOURS. THANKS FOR HANGING AND PLEASE CHECK IT OUT TOMORROW, ON REAL TELEVISION! 8 PM COMEDY CENTRAL. ESSENTIALLY REAL TELEVISION.
EDIT: HAVE A LITTLE TIME BEFORE GETTING TO WORK SO I'LL ANSWER SOME MORE RIGHT NOW. ANYTHING TO PIMP THE DAMN SHOW TONIGHT.