Friday, August 17, 2007

Wow, this is impressive. A comedy show going to these lengths?

I mean, Riggle looks like he can take care of himself, but still that's pretty cool.

`Daily Show' to Air Reports From Iraq
By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," whose phony news coverage has long included phony "remotes" from war-torn Iraq, will be reporting from Iraq for real next week.

Giving its green screen a temporary rest, the Comedy Central series will air "Operation Silent Thunder: `The Daily Show' in Iraq," several onsite dispatches filed by Senior War Correspondent Rob Riggle.

Riggle will provide what the network calls "in-depth coverage and insights from the front lines." Scheduled to be back in New York this weekend, he begins his reports as soon as Monday. ("The Daily Show" airs Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m. EDT.)

While in Iraq, Riggle performed for U.S. troops with fellow comedians Horatio Sanz, Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer as part of an entertainment tour titled "Operation Feel the Heat."

A major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Riggle served in Liberia, Kosovo and Afghanistan.


At 7:54 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Should be interesting.

At 7:56 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

I'm impressed!

But then, I'm always impressed with The Daily Show.

At 9:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Major Riggle?

At 9:53 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

Daily Show rules!
I'm such a ten year old sometimes.

At 5:06 PM, Blogger Metro said...

Meanwhile, Rush Limabaugh sits bloviating on his deferrment ...

C'mon FOX ... you gonna let a comedy news show outdo you? Send O'Reilly, Coulter and that fabulous USO comedy troupe, Hannity and Colmes to do some live broadcast in support of the war.

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