The pair has reunited onscreen for new political comedy series The Brink, but Robbins admits his history with Black goes way back to the School of Rock actor's childhood.

The 56 year old then helped Black score his first movie role by hiring him to feature in 1992 film Bob Roberts, another political comedy which Robbins wrote, directed, and starred in.

The Oscar winner recalls, "When he was 12 years old, I cast him in a play. A play I'd written called Inside Eddie Binstock at the Deja Vu Coffeehouse in Los Angeles. And I've known him since..."