15 Craig Robinson Now-You-Know Facts Before You Watch His New Show
Craig Robinson has kept us laughing for years at this point. Projects like The Office, Pineapple Express and This is The End have all cradled us when no one else would. With Craig's new show Killing It soon streaming its first season on Peacock, let's look at some lesser known facts about this comedy powerhouse.
Stand Up Comedy
Flight of the Conchords, Bo Burnham and…. Craig Robinson!
Robinson has been doing Musical Stand Up comedy for years and still tours the country playing comedy songs on his piano. Robinson said he only did one set as a traditional stand up, then brought his keyboard to the next, and hasn't looked back since.
Craig Was a Music Teacher
Craig didn't just study education…he mastered it.
Robinson got his Master's in Education at Saint Xavier University and went on to be a music teacher in the Chicago Public School System for a few years after graduating.
Craig is in a Band
Craig Robinson has recently added an entire band to his Stand Up Comedy. They call themselves Craig Robinson and The Nasty Delicious and are soon performing in the Netflix is a Joke Comedy Festival.
Daryl and Meredith Reunited in Song
Craig Robinson and Kate Flannery recently joined forces at the premiere of Craig's new show to lead the crowd in song.
God bless these two for still being able to hear The Office Theme without getting a nosebleed.
Craig started doing stand-up comedy while in college and his career really took off after he won first place in the Miller Genuine Draft 1996 Comedy Search and the 1998 Oakland Comedy Festival. Successes like these prompted Robinson to leave the teaching field and pursue comedy full time.
Craig's Original Song is in "This Is The End"
The song “Take Your Panties Off” is Robinson's biggest song in his stand up routine. The song also appears in This is The End after Seth Rogan saw Robinson perform and asked if they could put the song in the movie.
Craig Voices a Shrek Character
That's right, Craig Robinson is in the SCU (Shrek Cinematic Universe)
Craig plays "Cookie The Ogre" in “Shrek Forever After.”
Guess it's time for yet ANOTHER rewatch of "Shrek Forever After" now!
Craig is Team Second City
Craig is originally from Chicago, Illinois, leading him to eventually join the ranks of the legendary Second City team.
Other notable alumni include Steve Carell, Dan Aykroyd and Chris Farley.
Snoop Dog and Craig Have a Song
Snoop Dog and Craig collaborated for a special studio version of "Take Your Panties Off" for the End Credits of “This is The End.”
Hopefully we can look forward to the two starring in a classic buddy cop movie in the near future.
He's Open to an Office Reunion
When asked if he would be interested in doing an office reunion Robinson said “Hey, if they call, I'll come out to support.”
In reference to where Darryl Philbin would be now, Robinson added “Darryl was already rising through the ranks, starting that company with Jim, so he's probably part-owner of a team right now.”
He Appeared in “Friends”
One of Craig's earliest acting roles was a small part on the show “Friends.”
Robinson said “ I had a scene with Pheobe where I change her name; I was a government worker. She wanted her name changed to Banana Hammock.”
Craig's Movie Recommendation
When asked which of his smaller movies he thinks more people need to see he responded with “Rapture Palooza” which he starred in alongside Anna Kendrick.
“I play the antichrist who later becomes the devil. I'm telling you, it's worth checking out. It's a small movie, and we had a lot of freedom” said Robinson.
Craig Loves Soul Calibur
One of Robinson's favorite games is Soul Calibur, with his favorite character being Nightmare.
Remember that the next time you play as Nightmare, Craig Robinson will be watching over you.
Craig Will Survive
In an interview with "Windy City Live," Robinson said that his favorite go to song on the piano is “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor. He even sings the full song on “The Masked Singer.”
New Show “Killing It”
Craig Stars in a new show for Peacock called "Killing it." The show consists of Craig Robinson playing a security guard who switches career paths to hunt giant snakes in the Everglades!
It sounds similar to "The Office," except with different characters, story, setting, tone and shooting style.
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