On the sideline, three men in a (hot) tub

Baltimore Sun

Actors Rob Corddry ( "The Daily Show"), Craig Robinson ("The Office") and Clark Duke ("Greek") will be at Plungapalooza Saturday. But they're no fools. While thousands of others will be jumping into a frigid Chesapeake Bay, the three stars of the movie "Hot Tub Time Machine," opening nationwide March 19, will be sitting in their own hot tub. They'll also be handing over a $10,000 check to Special Olympics. Corddry, on the phone from Los Angeles, wanted to set the record straight about this notion that he'd be making like a polar bear Saturday.

Question: When you signed up for "Hot Tub," did your contract include having to jump into 35-degree water in the middle of January?

Answer: I'm not allowed to talk about it, because I've got about nine lawyers working on this right now. I'd be totally willing and able to talk about it after the arbitration is over. I've got lawyers from the entertainment business, ... a lot of really prominent figures.

I think there's a case to be made for my not getting in the water as being more supportive of the Special Olympics. I'm not sure what that case is, but someone had better find it.

Q: This seems to be the kind of story you would have had tremendous fun with on "The Daily Show." How do you think you would have reported that?

A: Now, the story would be, "Former 'Daily Show' reporter makes fun of self" or "is deserving of his own ire."

Q: "Hot Tub" has you waking up in a hot tub, after a night of drinking and debauchery, about 25 years younger. If you could say something to the you of 20 years ago, what would it be?

A: Oh my God, that poor, awkward kid. First of all, I would tell him to stop spending so much time on his hair, because it really doesn't matter. And then I would tell him to stop going through his mother's medicine cabinet. And I would just tell him to lighten up, because he was a very serious kid.


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