FOX is making a comedian change on it’s NFL PregameShow. After nine years as the funny person/impressionist to the show, producers are replacing Frank Caliendo on the top-rated show with former Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle.
The motive for the move seems to be the need for a change. Producer Chris Pizzi stated, “Nothing against Frank, we love Frank. But it’s been nine years. We wanted something fresh. Rob is on the edge of becoming a huge star. We want to help him. And that helps our show too. Now, everybody just knows him as the guy in that movie.” The interest in ex-marine pilot Riggle existed long before his recent hosting gig on the ESPY Awards.
Riggle isn’t known for doing any impressions of John Madden or George Bush like Caliendo but he is good at shouting catch phrases like “In The Face!” so that could work well when it comes to offering commentary on tackles.