article thumbnail

Huebel, Riggle, Sanz, Scheer to entertain troops in Persian Gulf

Mar 16, 2015

Comedians Robert Riggle and Horatio Sanz to Entertain Troops on USO Tour to Persian Gulf

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.

Comedians Robert Riggle and Horatio Sanz 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, Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer. 

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. 

"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."

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 Arrested Development.

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.

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.

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.

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 Justin McCully. 

AT&T, Inc. is the official telecommunications sponsor of USO entertainment tours. For a list of recent and upcoming USO tours, visit /whatwedo/entertainment/. To learn more about the USO or to find out how to support the troops, visit .

LA General

article thumbnail

Congratulations to Julie Klausner & Jackie Clarke - New Writers For

Mar 16, 2015

Julie Klausner (TV Funhouse, VH1) & Jackie Clarke (Hannity & Colmes, Radio with a Twist) are the latest additions to the writing staff for the second season of The Big Gay Sketch Show on the LOGO Network. They join UCB Theater alumni Rebecca Drysdale (HBO US Comedy Arts Festival) and Eliot Laurence (Guile), who wrote for the show last season. The Big Gay Sketch Show is Executive Produced by Rosie O'Donnell, directed by Amanda Bearse with Scott King (MadTV) serving as head writer. Season two of the series will air in February 2008.

Julie and Jackie host a monthly variety show, Obsessed, at UCB Theatre. The September edition will feature comedian TODD BARRY and is Thursday, September 13 at 9:30 pm.
NY Shows

article thumbnail

Ready to die laughing? Comedy Central Records releases Comedy Death-Ray double CD 9/12

Mar 16, 2015

Comedy Death-Ray, Los Angeles' premier comedy show, has been the place to see the best emerging comedy for the last five years and now COMEDY CENTRAL Records will release the comedy on a as a double CD. Comedy Death-Ray double CD set arrives in stores nationwide on Wednesday, September 12.

Comedy Death-Ray showcases stand-up comedians including David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins, Neil Hamburger, Maria Bamford, Brian Posehn, cast members from the hit COMEDY CENTRAL series 'Reno 911!,' Doug Benson, Todd Glass, Hard 'N Phirm and many more out of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. COMEDY CENTRAL Records recorded the album during Comedy Death-Ray's fourth anniversary all-night L.A. celebration and during their special San Francisco Sketchfest show. The two-CD set has almost 150 minutes of all meat, no fat, stand-up comedy from the best comedians performing today.

LA General

Newer Entries » « Older Entries