Last week, I got close (and maybe too close) with Julie Bowen. On this week’s episode of Close Talker with Michael Strahan, I spent some quality time with her some-time Modern Family co-star, the one and only Rob Riggle (he plays Bowen’s on-screen husband, Phil’s, evil real-estate nemesis Gil Thorpe).
First of all, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard in my life—this guy definitely gives 150 percent no matter what he’s doing: Playing the over-enthusiastic Mackenzie in Night School or the stun-gun-happy police officer in The Hangover. Hosting ABC’s Holey Moley, this summer’s only extreme mini-golf competition. Swinging for the fences during the Big Slick Celebrity Softball Game to benefit Children’s Mercy children’s hospital in Kansas City. Making his Riggle’s Picks for the NFL on Fox Sports. Or trying not to barf while answering questions with me blowing stank-cheese breath into his face. I just hope he doesn’t take that last one personally.