Top Quotes by Rob Riggle

Just take yourself back to September 2001. As that month went on, and as that autumn unrolled, everybody wanted to do something. How can I help? Do you want my blood? Do you want money for the victims? I was a captain in the Marine Corps. I knew what I could do. I was right there. I was ready. I saw it. I moved the rubble with my own hands.

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What’s my favorite food besides pancakes? I guess it would be flapjacks, followed closely by hotcakes. After that, crepes… but thick crepes. Y’know, like, pancake-thick.

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Changing the conversation about how Americans perceive veterans is really important. These are hardworking, dedicated, innovative people who deserve quality employment when they return home from their military service.

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I had just left ‘Saturday Night Live’ when I came to ‘The Daily Show,’ and it just felt like Jon was on my side. I’ll always be grateful to him for that. I just got the impression he wanted me to succeed, and then I wanted to succeed for him. I think that’s good leadership.

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I love improv so much. Listening. I think that’s the key. When you improvise, you put a lot of pressure on yourself to create, and to be generating information, and trying to be funny, but if you just listen to what’s being said to you, and then react honestly, you generally get better results.

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I need a coffee, I’m a cold coffee guy. That’s how I do.

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I lived in New York for 10 years; I followed the Rangers. Now I live in L.A. I want to adopt a team. I’m always going to be a Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan. I want to adopt a team in a new town, so I’ve adopted the Kings.

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In the Marine Corps, I was used to people doing what they said and saying what they mean. There was a higher purpose and calling in the Corps. Everyone works toward accomplishing something together, and there’s a common goal. In entertainment, the same isn’t always true. You’re in it for yourself in Hollywood.

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In high school, I was voted ‘Most Humorous’ in my senior class.

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In college, I was a theater and film major at Kansas University. I always had an affinity for comedy. I could probably quote everything from ‘Caddyshack,’ ‘Stripes,’ and all those great comedies from the ’80s.

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I remember watching Eddie Murphy’s stand-up act when I was little, and just being mesmerized.

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Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Will Ferrell, those guys mean so much to me because I watched those guys and how they transform and watch the commitment to what they do. I admire them.

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When you’re leading Marines, you don’t screw around, so the comedy is limited in uniform. And when you’re a comedian, you can’t be heavy handed and come across with tales of gore or material that people won’t understand, so I try to keep them separate.

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I’m a Kansas City kid, so I love my Royals and Chiefs. I went to the University of Kansas, so I love the Jayhawks. But I live in L.A., so I’m a fan of the Dodgers.

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When the folks at Holiday Inn Express handed me a pancake with my very own face on it, I knew I had finally made it. Then, I grabbed a knife and fork, and tucked into my face. And I’m happy to report: I’m delicious.

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I always try to stick to the script because I want to respect the writers, and I want to respect the director. But if the director and my fellow actors are okay with me playing with it a little bit, then I definitely want to play with it.

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I’ve written several pilots that haven’t gone, so that’s why you haven’t seen any.

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Hopefully, I’m not stealing scenes from other actors, because then they won’t want to work with me.

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I think audiences can relate to the guys I’m playing, those large-and-in-charge idiots. Or maybe I just make them feel better about who they are, or who they’re dating.

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When you go out there to do comedy, you feel like you’re doing battle with the audience a lot of the time. You’re either going to get ’em, or you’re not.

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I went through puberty late. I was a little, little, tiny kid. I was still growing in college.

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Whenever I’m given a chance to support veterans’ initiatives, I try to do that. Children and veterans – if they’re involved, you can pretty much count me in.

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I just love the Corps. I love the brotherhood, the camaraderie. I thank anyone in uniform who serves their fellow man. I love this country for so many reasons. We have such a great country here, and it’s worth defending, and it’s worth sacrificing for.

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The comedy seeds were planted before the Marine seeds. The thought of comedy never happening was scary. When you have a plan, you never know what will happen.

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When I put on my Marine cover, I’m a Marine, and I act accordingly.

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My advice is for veterans to seek out mentors, people who are doing what you want to do. You have to decide what you want and have a goal. Don’t worry about how you’re going to do it. Just trust that you’ll get there.

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There’s no better citizen than a veteran. There’s so much waiting for you outside, and it’s not something to be intimidated by or scared by; it is something to be embraced.

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Honestly, you could beat me, torture me – just don’t bore me.

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I’ve always been a fan of comedy. I’ve always enjoyed it. It’s something I’m very passionate about; it’s like lifeblood to me. I had to pursue it. I thought I had a little bit of talent, and if I could make a living at it, I would do it. It’s worked out so far.

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I can’t quote stats from another decade. I’ve got friends that can do that. But I am a huge sports fan. In fact, I enjoy all sports, and when I enjoy a game for five minutes, I’m in it for the whole thing. Plus, I do have some teams I loyally follow.

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It’s definitely fun to play something you’re not, which is always a good time.

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I’m an improviser. I came up doing improv at the U.C.B. Theater in New York for seven years. That’s where I started, so improv is what I love.

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You never want to just be outrageous for outrageous’ sake ’cause then it doesn’t work, and it’s not believable. You want to be as true to whatever character you’re playing.

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I never got into the horror genre, and action was fine, but I just loved comedy. Any comedy I could get my hands on, I would. I watched ‘Saturday Night Live’ religiously.

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People who drive slow in the left lane on the highway! Are you kidding me? Don’t you see everybody passing you, honking and flipping you off? It’s not because everyone else is crazy, it’s because you’re driving slow in the fast lane, you jerk! OMG! It makes me crazy!

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That’s a good sign for a movie: When it becomes part of the lexicon and pop culture for an entire generation. I’ve been in many movies, luckily, that get quoted.

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As a comedian, I’m always quoting ‘Caddyshack’ and ‘Dumb and Dumber.’

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Look, here’s the deal: The Chiefs’ fate and the Royals’ fate, that’s my fate.

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I am one of those guys that’s an optimist. I am always optimistic. I don’t know how you can be any other way.

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I hope this doesn’t sound harsh, but if you’re not constantly craving breakfast every second of every day, you’re not a real American. Y’know what, let’s throw the Canadians in there, too.

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I like boysenberry. I have no idea what it is. And it sounds like poison – which is terrifying – but you can’t hold a name against a flavor. If you did that, everyone would hate Crunchberries.

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I knew I wanted to try comedy and acting. Even if I failed, at least I would have tried. It’s better than never having tried.

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I took classes and performed and did improv and sketch and wrote sketches and did lights and sound for other people’s shows just so I could be around the theater. That was about seven nights a week for seven years.

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I’ve always been cast in authority roles; I think because I have that presence… Comedically, I can play against that pretty well. I enjoy playing that arrogant ignorance. That’s one of my favorite games to play in comedy.

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I don’t mind it so much if I get type cast as an authority figure. I get to do comedy no matter what it is, so it doesn’t bother me.

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I have a fondness for Georgetown. There’s always some place in Georgetown that has a bunch of people that look like they’re having fun, watching the game. Go in there, grab a pint. It’s the best.

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Guy’s guys are of course welcome! But my audience runs the spectrum of humanity. There’s something for everyone!

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I have performed for the troops… in Iraq! They loved it! I loved it… It’s all good!

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For the most part, I keep playing big knuckleheads who are like bulls in a china shop.

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I wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, and I wasn’t the biggest, so I got real good at running my mouth and making people laugh and using humor as a way to not get into fights.

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A lot of people think, ‘Oh, you made ‘SNL.’ You’re set. You’re good.’ No. All there is gigs, and you go from one gig to another. And hopefully you get a good gig, and it lasts for a while, and you get good work and people remember it, and you have good memories of it.

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Honestly, I just keep my nose to the grindstone and keep working. At the end of the day, that’s usually one of those things that’s going to get you ahead.

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