Huebel, Riggle, Sanz, Scheer to entertain troops in Persian Gulf<br><img src="http://www.newscom.com/db/PRN/prnphotos/docs/051/871.thm"> <br><br>
<i>PRNewswire.com</i> August 6, 2007<br><br>
<u><b>Comedians Robert Riggle and Horatio Sanz to Entertain Troops on USO Tour to Persian Gulf</b></u><br><br>
The USO is a private nonprofit, charitable organization relying on contributions from individuals, organizations and corporations to support its programs for service members and their families around the world. The USO serves as the link between the American people and our men and women in uniform. The mission of the USO is to bring a touch of home to service members and their families.<br><br>
Comedians <A HREF="http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/talent/view/901">Robert Riggle</a> and <a href="http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/talent/view/6092">Horatio Sanz</a> will soon travel to the Persian Gulf region and
perform comedy sketches for troops as part of a USO/Multi National Corps --
Iraq entertainment tour. Riggle and Sanz will be joined by stars of MTV's
hit show "Human Giant," <a href="http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/talent/view/900">Rob Huebel</a> and <a href="http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/talent/view/577">Paul Scheer</a>.
<br><br>The tour, entitled "Operation Feel the Heat," is the first USO tour for
Riggle, Sanz, Huebel and Scheer. The comedians, all members of the Upright
Citizens Brigade comedy group, will join forces and bring comic relief to
service members stationed overseas.
<br><br>"Being a member of the U.S. military myself, makes this USO tour to the
Persian Gulf all the more special to me," says Riggle. "I've been there --
deployed a million miles away from the U.S. and stationed far from my
family - - it's hard and anything I can do, I'll do it."
<br><br>A Major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Riggle served in Liberia,
Kosovo and Afghanistan, and received more than 19 medals and ribbons,
including the Combat Action Ribbon. Debuting on "Saturday Night Live" in
2004, Riggle is now a correspondent on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."
He has also guest starred in such television shows as "The Office" and
<br><br>Born in Chile and raised in Chicago, Sanz joined "Saturday Night Live"
in 1998 and became the first Latino cast member. During his stint, he
delivered memorable impressions of celebrities like Elton John and Rosie
O'Donnell. A seasoned talent, Sanz has co-starred in such movies as "Tom
Cats" and "Road Trip."
<br><br>Nominated for an Emmy Award for his work as producer on Michael Moore's
"The Awful Truth," Huebel is one of the creators and stars of MTV's sketch
comedy show, "Human Giant," and a regular on VH1's "Best Week Ever." He has
also appeared on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Arrested Development."
<br><br>Named one of the "Top 10 Comics to Watch" by Variety magazine, Scheer
is a frequent commentator on "The Today Show" and is among those that
created and star in MTV's "Human Giant." A New York native and panelist on
VH1's "Best Week Ever," Sheer has made numerous appearances on "Late Night
with Conan O'Brien."
<br><br>USO entertainment tours are essential to fulfilling the USO's mission
of boosting troop morale to service members stationed far from home. In
2006, celebrities entertained more than 184,000 service men and women and
their families. Entertainers who recently participated in USO tours include
Chely Wright, Gary Sinise, Dave Attell, Scott Kennedy, Tito Ortiz and
<br><br>AT&T, Inc. is the official telecommunications sponsor of USO
entertainment tours. For a list of recent and upcoming USO tours, visit
<a href="http://www.uso.org/whatwedo/entertainment/" target="new">http://www.uso.org/whatwedo/entertainment/</a>. To learn more about the USO or
to find out how to support the troops, visit <a href="http://www.uso.org" target="new">http://www.uso.org</a>.<br><br>