Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre has affordable, comedy shows seven nights a week in NYC and LA. Watch the best improv, sketch and standup in the country. Our original comedy video productions have garnered the national spotlight. We also run the first nationally accredited improv and sketch comedy school in the country. For information on our courses, visit the Training Center.

Rob Riggle

Rob Riggle has been a staple in comedic films for over 15 years.  In 2012, he starred in the hit comedy 21 Jump Street, playing a high school gym teacher opposite Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. The film went on to gross over $200 million worldwide. Riggle was recently seen in the drama Big Miracle, opposite Drew Barrymore, and will star in Courteney Cox's directorial debut, Just Before I Go, to be released in 2014.  Riggle has also lent his vocal talents to the hit animated film, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, adapted from the beloved Dr. Seuss book, where he plays the misguided yet charismatic villain, O'Hare. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, opened at number one at the box office and went on to earn over $300 million worldwide. Up next, Riggle will co- star Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels in Universal Pictures Dumb & Dumber To, the sequel to the 90's comedy classic, Dumb & Dumber. He can also be heard voicing a role in Hell and Back, the R-rated stop motion animated comedy alongside Mila Kunis and Susan Sarandon and can be seen in Twentieth Century Fox's comedy, Let's Be Cops, starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson.
 
While establishing his place on the big screen, Riggle has also remained a mainstay in television. He is currently a host on Fox NFL Sunday, the number one NFL pre-game show, and can also be seen on Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SUV:: as "President of the Navy." Riggle also hosted last year's ESPY Awards which saw ratings rise 22% from 2011. Further proving his voice-over talents, Riggle earned an Emmy nomination last year for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for Disney's Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice.  He is currently working on an untitled Wall Street comedy that he created as a starring vehicle for himself which he will also produce alongside Gary Sanchez Productions, Mark Wahlberg, and Steve Levinson for HBO.
 
Riggle is known for his memorable characters in comedy hits like The Hangover, where he played Officer Franklin, one of the cops who gets his vengeance on the groomsmen after they steal his patrol car.  He is also known for his four year stint as a correspondent on the multiple Emmy Award-winning show, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  He has appeared in comedy classics such as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Step Brothers, The Other Guys, along with Going the Distance and Larry Crowne opposite Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.
 
Riggle began his comedy career in 1997 in New York City while still on active duty in the Marine Corps. Like many comedy greats before him he got his start at Upright Citizens Brigade where he started as a student and eventually taught classes. Riggle's efforts at UCB eventually earned him a spot on the comedy mecca, Saturday Night Live, fulfilling one of his lifelong dreams.
 
While Riggle has made audiences around the world laugh with his comedic talents, he also has served as a member of the United States Marine Corps.  Initially joining the Marine Corps at the age of 19 in 1990, Riggle rose through the ranks and has served in various countries including Albania, Liberia, and Afghanistan. Major Riggle recently retired from the Marine Corps Reserve and served 22 years total, 9 years active duty, 13 years in the reserves. In April of 2009 Major Riggle was selected for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
 
Rob Riggle was born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in Overland Park, Kansas. He attended Shawnee Mission South High School and went to college at the University of Kansas, where he developed his love for the Jayhawks. He graduated with a B.A. in Theater & Film and later received a Masters in Public Administration.

He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and 2 children.