Rob Schneider has been in show business since 1987—that’s almost two decades, and the comedian is far from done. His new semi-fictional show, called Real Rob, which is loosely based on his life, premieres on December 1. Just ahead of its debut, the actor got very emotional and posted a thank you message on Twitter to all of his supporters.

The 52-year-old shared a photo of himself in the process of being transforming into what appears to be a mime, with fellow comedian and close friend David Spade smiling in the background. Schneider tweeted, “Thank you to ALL my FANS and FRIENDS who came to see me do stand-up the last few years! YOU are why Real Rob exists!”

Besides being positive about his new show, fans also appreciated the comedian for all his hard work over the years. One follower commented, “Your stand up is hilarious Rob and Real Rob is going to be hilarious,” and another wrote, “You’re a great man. Keep on working like that.”

Just a few hours earlier, Schneider also shared the Twitter handle of his new show, where he announced that they’d be giving fans “sneak peeks and updates.” 

However, what a lot of people don’t know is that this is not Schneider’s first attempt at a partial biographical TV series. The Deuce Bigalow actor once starred in a show called Rob, which was picked up by CBS, but only to be cancelled eight episodes later in May 2012. And according to City Weekly, Schneider’s reboot series has “moments of uncomfortable celebrity-vs-civilian comedy,” and may very much resemble another TV-favorite, Curb Your Enthusiasm. However, it’s probably best to just wait and see what the Saturday Night Live veteran has in store this time around.


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