As the Holey Moley tournament heats up, commentator Rob Riggle tells New Idea he has some seriously high hopes for the hit new show!
“When they first approached me to do the American version, they had some statistics to explain the popularity of mini golf around the globe. The sport is played in almost every country in the world – it has massive appeal,” he explains. “I really hope it keeps growing to new places and new countries!”
With world domination on his mind, Rob, 50, dishes on his Hollywood career and tells all on life inside the commentary box with his co-star, Matt Shirvington.
Most fans are used to seeing you in Hollywood films, not on the golf course! Why did the job appeal to you?
I’ve been very blessed to work on a lot of really fun movie projects, but Holey Moley really fits my skill set. I came up doing long-form improvisation [at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York], so improv is what I’ve always done for almost 20 years now. It’s really what I love. When I’m sitting there with Shirvo and we’re watching these guys play and I’m improvising, that’s what I enjoy the most – it just suits who I am!
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