May 25, 2016
Brooklyn’s 50 Funniest People: Rob Haze
One of the most-sustained audience laughters we’ve ever heard was in reaction to Rob Haze, who, for just over two minutes of stand-up, talked about gluten intolerance in white people. As the place erupted, Haze remained so even keeled you’d think her were grocery shopping. This is a big part of the power of his delivery: before you know what’s hit you, his low-key delivery has you doubled over in laughter. Catch him on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central and on Viceland’s Flophouse, or while he’s touring stages across the country.
When was the first time you remember making someone laugh? What happened?When I was in first grade I sang the Folger’s coffee jingle, “the best part of waking up is Folger’s in your cup” and our whole class started laughing. I got in trouble, and now I hate coffee.
What is the toughest part about being on the comedy scene in Brooklyn today? What is the best?
The toughest part about doing comedy in Brooklyn is that you have to walk through the elements, but the best part is that when you get there it makes the show that much more rewarding. This city has so many funny people in it.
Who do you find funny?
I can watch Tom and Jerry for hours.
What was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
Honestly, that happens to me so often I wouldn’t be able to tell you.
What are your goals for your comedy career?
I want to do everything. I want to make movies, television shows, books, cartoons, stand up specials, albums, bookmarks, and suspenders.
What is your favorite knock-knock (or otherwise goofy) joke?
I say orangeyouglad jokes all the time. Its a classic. Like this…
Me: Knock Knock
You: Who’s there?
You: Orange who?
To see 49 more of Brooklyn’s funniest people, click here.
Photo by Nicolas Maloof.
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