Rob Riggle lands Fox pilot

RiggleSpoiler alert - Rob Riggle is awesome. To anyone who has seen him in action, that is a not a surprise.

He has quickly become one of this generation's go-to comedians following his season on NBC's Saturday Night Live and his stint as a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Recently he has appeared on two Fox programs, New Girl and The Cleveland Show. Those appearances seem to have served as a springboard, as now news has come out that the network is giving him his own comedy pilot, called The Gabriels.

In it, Riggle will play Ken Gabriel, a Wisconsin man with a lot of energy and the mentality of a child. He lives with his family, a collection of eccentric personalities.

The pilot is being written and executive produced by Justin Hurwitz (The League) and Andrew Gurland (The Last Exorcism Part II). It will be a single-camera show.

Riggle has also appeared in numerous Hollywood films, such as Talladega Night: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, The Hangover, The Other Guys, Larry Crowne, 21 Jump Street, and The Good: Live Hard, Sell Fast.

I have a lot of respect for Riggle. In his time away from making people laugh, he served as a lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve (he recently retired from that). 


- Rob Riggle

Written by: Hamatosan
Feb 1st, 2013, 6:47 pm

Images courtesy of Fox.



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Riggle is hilarious. I hope this show serves him well.

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