The Henry Rollins Show
was a weekly talk show
hosted by 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 does a voice-over
of humorous/sarcastic open letters
he has written to celebrities and politicians
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.
One of Rollins' spoken word
stories is shown with animated
visuals depicting his jokes and performance.
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.
Rollins draws attention to lesser-known facts regarding historical figures and/or the work of actors and directors.
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