11 October 2012 11:43 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Comic actor Rob Riggle has signed with Wme in all areas. Riggle is shaping up to be one of the next comedy guys. He’s funny as the new comic relief on the Fox NFL Sunday pregame show; he appeared in 21 Jump Street and lent his voice to Dr. SeussThe Lorax, both big hits. Riggle, best known for his turns in the Will Ferrell comedies The Other Guys and Step Brothers, next lends his voice to the R-rated stop-motion animated comedy Hell And Back, alongside Mila Kunis and Susan Sarandon, and he’ll next be seen starring with Johnny Knoxville and Patton Oswalt in Nature Calls. Riggle, the former Daily Show correspondent, hosted the Espy Awards and he’ll guest star in the Thanksgiving episode of Fox’s New Girl. In addition, he is developing an untitled Wall Street comedy based off his own idea to star and produce for HBO, »

- MIKE FLEMING

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