The Henry Rollins Show

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The Henry Rollins Show
Created byHenry Rollins
StarringHenry Rollins
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes41
Running time30 minutes
Original networkSyndication,
formerly on Fuse
Original releaseApril 1, 2006 (2006-04-01) –
September 7, 2007 (2007-09-07)
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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.

Teeing Off[edit]

Rollins gives a short social commentary at the beginning of the show.

Letters from Henry[edit]

Rollins does a voice-over of humorous/sarcastic open letters he has written to celebrities and politicians.

Rollins Reconsiders[edit]

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.

The Disquisition[edit]

Comedian and political activist Janeane Garofalo shares her free-form musings in monologues filmed in her apartment.

Drawing Conclusions[edit]

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.

IFC Soapbox[edit]

Individuals from both sides of a debate (example topics from the show include pornography and same-sex marriage) are given a soapbox on which they can express their views.

End Credits[edit]

Rollins draws attention to lesser-known facts regarding historical figures and/or the work of actors and directors.

DVD and iTunes release[edit]

Season one was released as a three disc DVD box set on June 5, 2007. Both seasons of the show are available for download from the iTunes Store as of February, 2010.


Season 1

Episode Interview Musical guest
01 Oliver Stone Sleater-Kinney
02 Chuck D Jurassic 5
03 Werner Herzog Frank Black
04 Ozzy Osbourne Ben Folds
05 Bill Maher Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
06 Jeff Bridges Ben Harper
07 Paul Thomas Anderson Aimee Mann
08 Eddie Izzard Death Cab for Cutie
09 Penelope Spheeris John Doe
10 Patton Oswalt Damian Marley
11 Perry Farrell Deadboy & the Elephantmen
12 Adam Carolla Dashboard Confessional
13 Michael Chiklis Dinosaur Jr
14 Billy Bob Thornton Daniel Johnston
15 Peaches Ringside
16 John C. Reilly Thom Yorke
17 Kevin Smith New York Dolls
18 Johnny Knoxville Slayer
19 Stephen Gaghan Ani DiFranco
20 Matt Dillon Rollins Band

Season 2

Episode Interview Musical Guest
01 Marilyn Manson Peaches
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
13 Larry Flynt Placebo
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
21 Steven Tyler none

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