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Last modified: Monday, June 28, 2010

Actor and comedian Rob Riggle to perform at IU Auditorium

WHAT: Union Board Comedy presents: Rob Riggle
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 10, 8 p.m.
WHERE: IU Auditorium, 1211 E. 7th St.
TICKETS: $15 for students, $27.50 for general public; students can charge tickets to their bursar accounts.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Actor and comedian Rob Riggle will appear live at IU Auditorium Friday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. The performance is presented by the Indiana Memorial Union Board.

Ron Riggle

Rob Riggle

Tickets are currently available at IU Auditorium box office and online at www.iuauditorium.com. Tickets are $15 for IU students and $27.50 for the general public.

Born in Louisville, Ky., and raised in Kansas, Riggle studied theater and film at University of Kansas. He joined the Marine Corps and earned a master's degree in public administration before deciding to follow his dream of being a comedian, actor and writer. Riggle took classes (and eventually taught classes) at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, studied method acting in New York and went on to appear on "Saturday Night Live" "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and in several recent films that include The Hangover (2009) and Step Brothers (2008). He performed a stand-up comedy routine in February as part of the "Comedy Central Presents" series.

Riggle will be featured in two summer comedy films: Killers, alongside Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl and The Other Guys starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Samuel L. Jackson. He also stars in in the new television series Team Spitz, scheduled to begin airing on CBS this fall.

"Rob Riggle is one of the fastest rising comedians right now and it's really exciting that we're able to get him to come right as his career is taking off," said Dan Haddad, director of comedy for Union Board. "He isn't limited to just one genre of comedy; he's branched out to movies and is now branching out to stand-up. His personality and comedic style are well-suited for the college and young-adult audiences, and this is just a fantastic opportunity for Indiana University students to see an act like this live."

About Union Board

The Indiana Memorial Union Board is IU's largest student programming organization and also serves as the governing body of the Indiana Memorial Union. Founded in 1909 by John Whittenberger, Union Board recently celebrated its centennial year. Union Board is composed of 16 student directors, four non-student directors and student committee members. Union Board provides the IU Bloomington campus with an array of event and activities, including concerts, lectures, films, a campus arts magazine and more. For more information about Union Board, call 812-855-4682, visit http://www.imu.indiana.edu or email ubpr@indiana.edu.