Thursday, July 30, 2009

Time Out New York: Rob Riggle

This week's "Hot Seat" portrait for Time Out New York was is actor/comedian Rob Riggle, one of the correspondents on The Daily Show, and also appearing in the new film The Goods.

I'm a big fan of Mr. Riggle, first seeing him on Saturday Night Live, then later on TDS, where his faux-aggressive persona never ceases to make me laugh.

Riggle is also a veteran, a fact that comes up every so often during his Daily Show segments. So I wanted something straightforwardly patriotic and classic, and this all came together pretty quickly.

I hope that, when it runs in the magazine this week, people don't think the stars and stripes motif is meant to be sarcastic, or a Colbert Report-style parody; because it isn't--its meant as a tribute to Riggle's service, and also a symbolic take on his comedic persona.

1 comment:

wiec? said...

excellent as usual. the layout is really striking too.

can't wait to read the article. Riggle is a pretty funny guy.