Nerd City Profile: Rob Schrab

November 6, 2008


Max is a huge fan of Rob Schrab, and he thinks you should be too. Originally from Wisconsin, by far one of Nerd City’s favorite states, Schrab studied at art-school in super-awesome Milwaukee. Whilst there, he created Scud: The Disposable Assassin, one of the best, funniest independent comics ever. Although long,     long,long, delayed (like Chinese Democracy long), Image has recently released the entire series in the new omnibus, “Scud: The Disposable Assassin: The Whole Shebang“, which absolutely rules. Scud is also soon-to-be-released (hopefully) as an action figure from oft-beleagured Shocker Toys, making Scud the word in Nerd, once again.

Following interest (misguided, unfortunately) in turning Scud in to a movie, (at one time the project was even linked to conspiracy king Oliver Stone), and the release of a Scud video game on the ill-fated Sega Saturn, Schrab and writing partner Dan Harmon began a relationship with Robert ZemeckisImage Movers production company, which eventually resulted in the super kick-ass Monster House. Seriously, Monster House is one of the best animated movies ever. It’s like the movies Spielberg (who co-produced) used to make. (Please see Goonies, Gremlins)

At about this time, Schrab and Harmon began work on “Heat Vision and Jack” with Ben Stiller. Widely considered to be one of the best pilots never aired, (by Fox, of course), the show starred a young Jack Black as a man on the run from Ron Silver (as Ron Silver) and NASA, and featured Owen Wilson as the voice of Black’s unemployeed roommate/talking motorcycle Heat Vision.  It ruled.

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Following the untimely demise of the show, Schrab and Harmon went on to create, an online community for comedic film makers that has included work by Black, Harmon, and Schrab, as well as helping to launch SNL’s The Lonely Island crew. It also spawned one of the greatest internet video series ever, Yacht Rock.

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Currently, Schrab works on the sublime, filthy-dirty hilariousness that is “The Sarah Silverman Program” on Comedy Central, which recently opened a third season with their highest ratings ever.

In conclusion, Rob Schrab is the bomb. Thank you.

For continuing Schrab updates, please check out his website, And Mr. Schrab, please, keep up the good work.

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