Posts tagged as rob riggle

Patton Oswalt, Patrice O'Neal, Rob Riggle, and Johnny Knoxville Are 'Nature Calls'

Where's Jim Carrey in African garb? J. Kidding, this is a different movie, apparently. Just to be clear, who's the good guy and who's the bad guy in this movie? Are we supposed to cheer for Patton just because he likes camping? Last time I checked, chocolate milkshakes don't grow on trees. Moms and Dads make them using electricity. The film comes out on VOD, iTunes, and Amazon on October 4 and then hits theaters on November 9. Let's all go opening might with t-shirts that read, "Milkshakes>Wilderness."

Rob Riggle Gushes Over his Time at the UCB

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 [...]

An HBO Comedy Starring Rob Riggle as an 80s Wall Street Douchebag? Yes, Please

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.

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Celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Megan Mullally, Fred Armisen, Stephen Merchant and More

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.

Riggle, Posehn, and Nanjiani Catapult To Hell and Back Beyond Great and Into Awesome

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?

Rob Riggle to Guest on 'The New Girl' for a Schmidt Off

Rob Riggle is going to swing by the lavish New Girl loft next season to play Schmidt. No, they aren't recasting and de-Jewishing the character, it's just that Riggle's character will also be named Schmidt. But how? But why? Riggle will be play the existing Schmidt's competitive cousin. The two are being described as rivals, if only over who does the name more justice. Riggle will show up for the Thanksgiving episode. Expect a contest over who says the word "chutney" better.


If Only Joel McHale and Rob Riggle's ESPY Handshake Could Last Forever

Did this handshake really need to end so soon? Couldn't they have waited a little longer to announce what was the "Best Third Quarter Right-Handed Dunk By A Lefty In A California-Located NCAA Division II Basketball Game In Which The Winning Team Went On To Win By 8, 13, or 14 Points" or whatever gets awarded at the ESPYs? Below is Rob Riggle's monologue, which if you're unfamiliar with sports will just seem like mumbo jumbo mixed with jokes about Cleveland and eyebrows.

Watch a 10-Year-Old Video About the UCB Theatre and See Zach Woods Look Like He's 13

When I spoke to Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair, there was a lot of discussion of their old UCB days. Here is a clip from an old news story from those days and it's a really fun watch. The highlight has to be the interview with Zach Woods talking about how UCB is such a refuge from high school (HIGH SCHOOL!!!): "I'm not a huge fan of high school but I'm a huge fan of this," from the mouths of babes, literally. There is also a lot of Amy Poehler, Horatio Sanz in jean shorts, a crew-cut-possessing Rob Riggle, and Paul Scheer referencing a Palm Pilot. Hop [...]

The New 21 Jump Street Trailer Is the Longest Trailer Ever

Four minutes and 43 seconds has got to be brushing up against some records for longest movie trailer ever. But while not all comedies might be able to pull it off, this trailer makes 21 Jump Street look worthwhile even after watching five minutes of its best jokes. It's got all the Rob Riggle touching Jonah Hill's tongue of the original trailer, plus more angry Ice Cube, frustrated school principal Jake Johnson (who could easily be playing his New Girl character who's quit bartending), and Channing Tatum telling science to fuck itself while standing in front of a white board full of the number 4. In other words, [...]

There's Officially Nothing Rob Riggle Can't Do

Come ON, Rob Riggle. So you're a Marine and a former SNL cast member and Daily Show correspondent, and you also can just bend metal at will like you're Magneto or something? That's the story? Pffff. Whatever, Riggle. We've seen this all before. Let me guess, you're also a classically-trained chef? You've competed in the US Open in Men's Singles tennis? You speak fluent Japanese? You go to dinner with Madonna? You got a 2400 on your SATs? You designed a line of combat fatigues that Anna Wintour loved? You were Google's first outside investor? You never sunburn? Stop bragging, Riggle. We don't care.

Rob Riggle Set to Make Football Jokes as Fox's NFL Pregame Comic Relief

Finally a reason to watch sports (J. Kidding we love watching people throw around the ol' skinned pig): next season, Rob Riggle will do funny things during Fox's Sunday pregame coverage. It was a role previously held by Frank Caliendo doing impersonations of John Madden and the like. Rob isn't so sure what he's going to do with the postion. He told USAToday: "[impressions] aren't in my wheelhouse. So what is my wheelhouse? We'll discover that along the way." Maybe each week he can demonstrate new endzone dance handshakes like this:

Rob Riggle Is Not Happy with This Fellow Trying to Videotape Him on a Plane

Here is a super awkward way to end your day. Some guy thought it would be… hilarious, I guess, to film Rob Riggle while they waited to leave a plane. Riggle was none too pleased. The dude doesn't capture Rob Riggle the actor/improviser as much as Rob Riggle the Marine. Riggle officially wins this exchange when he agrees to take a photo with this guy afterward anyway. Seriously though, maybe when you try to sneakily film a comic actor, try to avoid the ones that can kill you with the quickness.

Rob Riggle and His Athletic Build to Host the ESPYs

The ESPYs, which as I understand it are like the Teen Choice Awards of the sporting world, have a host for the 2012 edition: Rob Riggle. The Daily Show/SNL/UCB/Marines vet will take the stage for the live broadcast on June 11th. Former hosts Seth Meyers, Samuel L. Jackson, Lance Armstrong, and Justin Timberlake will also be making appearances, presumably alongside awkward professional athletes attempting to be funny. Should be fun!

New Trailer Suggests That High Road May Be the Best Improvised Comedy of the Year

Here's the latest trailer for Matt Walsh's improvised UCB movie High Road, featuring Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, Horatio Sanz, Kyle Gass, Abby Elliott, Lizzy Caplan and Zach Woods. It looks quite a bit more put-together this time around, with a plot and everything:

Glenn “Fitz” Fitzgerald (James F. Pumphrey) is a young man whose loyalties are split among his band, his girlfriend Monica (Abby Elliott) and selling weed. After his band breaks up, Fitz finds himself dealing pot out of his garage and bonding with 16-year-old neighborhood kid Jimmy (Dylan O’Brien). As his former band mates (Zach Woods, Matt L. Jones, Lizzy Caplan) begin finding success and [...]