Schneider on the money at second S'pore stand-up show
LA Comedy Live Presents Rob Schneider Live in Singapore
The Star Theatre
TRUE to his word, American actor-comedian Rob Schneider, who had told My Paper as much in a recent phone interview, steered pretty clear of his various movie-role catchphrases at his second show here.
Though the Hollywood star did break out just one line, arguably the most recognisable - "You can do it!", from 1998 movie The Waterboy - a couple of times during his stand-up routine, it was clear the guy was all about his new material.
The Saturday Night Live alumnus - who is half-Jewish and half-Filipino and who last did a show here in 2011 - had his audience, comprising a mix of Singaporeans and expatriates in the 20s and upwards, in stitches throughout the hour-long show.
Much of the laughs came from Schneider's extremely relatable, albeit nothing-you-haven't- heard-before, observations on getting older.
For instance, the comedian - who turns 50 on Thursday - joked about the inevitable aches and pains that come with ageing.
He also drew inspiration from his marriage, referring often to his wife, Patricia, whom he married in 2011, as well as his baby daughter, who was born last November.
And one's got to give props to Schneider for being on the money with his jokes on hot-button topics, such as the United States government shutdown and snooping scandal.
Ultimately, the funnyman proved that he doesn't have to hang on to throwaway lines from old movie roles in order to get laughs.
Judging by the crowd's response, the lovable-goofball shtick he's perfected over the years is more than enough.