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Navy Blue Angels pilot makes Rob Riggle squeal and then pass out for this ‘Top Gun 2 audition tape’

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Comedian and retired Marine Reserve officer Rob Riggle takes to the skies in this “Top Gun 2 audition tape” skit for popular comedy website Funny Or Die.

In it, Riggle posits that he’s a dead ringer for the supporting actor post beside the famed character Maverick. When he mounts up and begins to practice his lines, the Blue Angels pilot goes full throttle.

Spoiler alert: Riggle lets out some kind of squeal, and then passes out.


In addition to his career as a comedian featured in movies including The Hangover, The Other Guys and Step Brothers, Riggle served 23 years in the Marine Corps Reserve rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel before announcing his retirement on Jan. 1, 2013.

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  1. Glenn Loft Says:
    April 9th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I have been in limbo for 6.5 years from an accident here in Vancouver Canada I sing act and model no more though I am ready to shine Bring me on please I need a break Oh ya I’m funny to be around and can laugh along

  2. Bob Says:
    April 10th, 2014 at 12:41 am

    The ‘squeal’ is not an actual squeal or anything funny for that matter. It’s a technique pilots use to keep their brains oxygenated during high G maneuvers as not to pass out.
    Riggle isn’t conditioned for those kind of maneuvers hence the blackout.

  3. Robert S. Kilborne IV Says:
    April 10th, 2014 at 3:45 am

    Also see for up to date information on my career.

    Rob, I was born with a “need for speed” and think that you should nominate me to play a ROLE OF A SENIOR OFFICER, telling you that like Maverick, you make it through without blacking out, you will have a choice of ant assignment as “Maverick” and so will I if you back me for a part, Been a speed demon all my life and I am a natural so you gotta help become a star, just for 30 seconds or so – its on my bucket list!! Looking forward to meeting you with us both conscious. Your New Best Friend, Robert S. K. (Call sign ‘risk’!

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