As laid-back warehouse guy Darryl, Craig Robinson is used sparingly on The Office. Its not that he isnt a major talent he keeps appearing in Seth Rogan films, most recently Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Perhaps its because he plays one of the few normal people, like Pam and Jim, who are on the side of the audience. But he could turn into a stereotype, like Ryan the temp did when he became a coked-out executive and consequently got more screen time. Then again, the actor who plays Ryan is also a key writer for the show, and besides, Darryl is good at undermining Michael Scott. Moving on! However they write him, expect to keep seeing Robinson in films this year he shows up as a Tuskegee Airman in Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian and a funeral director in The Post Grad Survival Guide by Shrek co-director Vicky Jenson. And youll always see him on the stand-up stage, where hes been since the beginning.
Jan. 2-3, 8 & 10:15 p.m., 2009