Mo Rocca

Mo Rocca


1/28/1969, Washington, D.C., USA

Birth Name

Maurice Alberto Rocca


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Mo Rocca is a comedian who formerly appeared as a reporter on The Daily Show. He was born and raised in Washington D.C. He is half Columbian and Italian. Mo has two brothers named Larry and Frank. He graduated with a degree from Harvard in English Literature. Mo…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Mo: (About his work on The Daily Show) Honestly we never lied to people about who we were. Usually the wackier interviews came to pass because the interview subjects, aware that we were Comedy Central, just wanted to get their stories out.

    • Mo: I'm in fact a hair under six feet, but I'm very svelte. People would never see me if I turned sideways.

    • Mo: The most important thing is to write material that YOU think is funny. If you don't think it's funny, but you're convinced that other people will think it is, well they won't.

    • Mo: I'd rather call myself a mischief-maker, an imp, rather than a satirist. Satirist sounds so self important. Plus no one is calling himself an imp right now. It makes me feel special.

    • Mo: I know a lot about a few things-mostly useless things.

    • Mo: I have been on Telemundo 'cause I'm half-Columbian. I have not been on BET because I am especially pale right now.

    • Mo: (On his thoughts on why he was rejected from some colleges) Juilliard - an 18-year-old auditioning for a drama school with a monologue from Othello's Iago is, in retrospect, pretty ridiculous

    • Mo: (On the biggest obstacle he overcame in college) My vanity. I wore a thinly lined blue parka from L.L. Bean that I thought looked good. It wasn't warm enough, though, so I suffered through four brutal winters. (So I guess I didn't overcome my vanity.)

    • Mo: (On his study habits at Harvard) I was a spaz. I was way too hyperactive to study for long. I would freak out, then crash, then be too tired to read or write. I really should have had less sugar.

  • Mo Rocca

    What is with Mo Rocca wearing all of the Kansas State Shirts? In one sega of I love the 80\'s he was wearing a Rock Chalk Jayhawk t-shirt which was symbollic for the University of Kansas. Now, in I love the 80\'s:3D, he is wearing a Kansas State Shirt. Is he just a fan of Kansas colleges or is there some other meaning I am not getting? He wasn\'t born or currently living in Kansas, but perhaps he just likes the teams. I think I read somewhere that he is involved witha book entitles \"What\'s the matter with Kansas?\" what is the story behind that, and what is the matter with Kansas?moreless