The Henry Rollins Show
|The Henry Rollins Show|
|Created by||Henry Rollins|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||41|
|Running time||30 minutes|
formerly on Fuse
|Original release||April 1, 2006 –|
September 7, 2007
The Henry Rollins Show was a weekly talk show hosted by musician Henry Rollins on the Independent Film Channel (IFC). The show featured Rollins' monologues, interviews with celebrities and uncensored musical performances. The show was canceled after the wrap of its second season.
Each episode features an interview and a music segment. In addition, Rollins' monologues and other short segments are organized into several sections that are shown occasionally throughout the episodes.
Rollins gives a short social commentary at the beginning of the show.
Letters from Henry
Rollins gives a sarcastically exaggerated "positive" speech, interspersed with humorous imagery (often photo manipulations), in which Rollins "reconsiders" a fad or issue he actually disapproves of.
Comedian and political activist Janeane Garofalo shares her free-form musings in monologues filmed in her apartment.
Nine animated monologue segments were produced by Lylofilm for Swift River Productions and IFC during the show's two-year run. Rollins appeared as a stand-up comedian and his spoken word stories were animated with 2D visuals depicting his jokes and performance. The nine animated segments produced were titled: METHOD ACTING (with Danny DeVito); JUNK MAIL; WALL MART; CEDRIC; A TEXAS BARBECUE (with George W. Bush and Saddam Hussein); JESUS (with Jesus Christ); HIS GAY NEIGHBORS; TEEN ALCOHOLICA and NUTS ABOUT HENRY.
Rollins draws attention to lesser-known facts regarding historical figures and/or the work of actors and directors.
DVD and iTunes release
|02||Ben Stiller||Ryan Adams and The Cardinals|
|03||John Waters||The Mars Volta|
|04||Iggy Pop||The Stooges|
|05||Luke Wilson & Andrew Wilson||Chris Cornell|
|06||Joan Jett||The Blood Brothers|
|07||Steve Buscemi||Billy Bragg|
|08||William Shatner||Peeping Tom (Mike Patton)|
|09||Don Cheadle||Rufus Wainwright|
|10||Iraq War veterans||Bob Mould|
|11||Gene Simmons||Queens of the Stone Age|
|12||Tim Roth||Robyn Hitchcock|
|14||Serj Tankian and Tom Morello||Amen|
|15||Christopher Walken||Shane Macgowan|
|16||Russell Simmons||The Good, the Bad & the Queen|
|17||Gore Vidal||Gogol Bordello|
|18||Samuel L. Jackson||Manu Chao|
|19||Shepard Fairey||The Duke Spirit|
|20||Arianna Huffington||Sinéad O'Connor|
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