Hollywood actor and stand-up comic Rob Schneider is impressed by Indians and their wit. “If you make an Indian friend, he’s with you for life. But if you make an American friend, he’s with you till you’re in Mc Donald’s,” says the 48-year-old, who is in Delhi as part of his first Indian tour.
He says that he discovered the wonders of Indian traffic soon as he landed, when he got stuck in a 4am traffic jam. “It takes good brakes, a good horn, good luck and a lot of wit to be on Indian roads”, says the American, who’ll perform at the Black Dog comedy evening.
On being asked who’d he crack jokes on, he says, “Since I am in India, all my jokes would have to be approved by Sonia Gandhi.”
Schneider says he’d love to visit ashrams and forts in Jaipur.
He adds, “I am on a short visit this time but next time, I will make time to go party in Goa.”
What about Bollywood? “I’d love to act with Shah Rukh Khan as he’s sharp-witted.”
And, he wants to gorge on on butter chicken and naan.
Full name: Robert Michael Schneider
Known for: NBC’s comedy show Saturday Night Live, and his roles in hit movies such as Grown Ups and The Hot Chick
Spouse: Patricia Azarcoya Arce