In a recent interview with Complex, Riggle talked about his career and sports and junk but the most compelling parts came when he opened up about his time at UCB:
That was everything to me. That was my whole foundation…It was early enough where they didn’t even have a theater. Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, Matt Besser, and Ian Roberts were the teachers. I was one of the first students to go through the UCB…They only had three levels back then and I took each one twice, just so I could get each teacher at least once. Eventually, I started teaching there. It was awesome and I give them [...]
HBO has been on a hot streak lately, with both of their new spring comedy series, Girls and Veep, getting renewed for second seasons and enjoying pretty great reviews all around. And from the sounds of it they're looking to extend that streak: they're in talks to produce a new series from Rob Riggle, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy that sounds downright delightful. The single-camera comedy, based on an idea by Riggle, is being written by Adam McKay and Chris Henchy. Set in the world of bond traders in 1980s Wall Street, it revolves around a successful, hard-living boss (Riggle) who lives a dark, self-centered, unhealthy life.
To celebrate the joyous holiday of St. Paddy's Day, Conan gathered its favorite funny people and served 'em all up a delicious cold green- [spit take]. No one really seems sure what it is, but I like to imagine that it's that stuff Dumbledore has to drink to get to the Horcrux in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Only January and already there's a lock on R-Rated Stop-Motion Animated Comedy of the Year. To Hell and Back, starring TJ Miller and Nick Swardson, just added Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn, and Kumail Nanjiani to its cast, and their roles sound pretty perfect:
Riggle will voice a 20-year-old who is finally growing up. Posehn will play an aging heavy metal fan trapped in the 80s (naturally). And Nanjiani will play “Sal the Demon, an employee in hell.”
Thought experiment: if every viewing of this heavenly movie required you to spend one year in hell, how many times would you see it? More or less than five?
Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 35 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member each week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.
Some SNL cast members don't find widespread success until after they leave the show, and that's the case for Rob Riggle, who was a featured player from 2004-2005 and left without much of a lasting impact in terms of characters, sketches, or impressions. SNL never figured out what to do with this tall, vaguely menacing, but ultimately hilarious Superman/soldier hybrid who's also a pilot [...]