Dudley Riggs Death – Obituary | Comedian Dudley Riggs Dead – Passed Away

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Dudley Riggs Death

Comedian Dudley Riggs Death – Obituary | Dead – Passed Away

Dudley Riggs Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Dudley Riggs.

Comedian and improv pioneer Dudley Riggs died Tuesday. He was 88.

Riggs is known as the leader of Brave New Workshop, whose comedians have included Louie Anderson, Daily Show founder Lizz Winstead and former U.S. Sen. Al Franken.

Oh, Dudley Riggs has died.
Before there was the active theater scene in the Twin Cities, there was Dudley Riggs. A true pioneer. A 5th Generation show business professional. He settled here after a career as a trapeze artist with Ringling Brothers.
He gave us so many shows of brilliant satire skits and was the mentor of many like Louie Anderson, Al Franken, Peter McNickle, and the list goes on and on.
RIP Dudley. You were indeed a high flyer.

R.I.P. Dudley Riggs. Thank you for @BNWImprov & The Brave New Workshop Student Union. Grateful for the friends I’ve made there & everything I learned & getting to perform there. What a life. May his memory be a blessing. #Improv #Theatre

Dudley Riggs “was our boot camp toward show business,” said @LouieAnderson. “When we went on to travel the country or went to the next level, we had some kind of idea of what we were doing — or at least knew enough that we could pretend we did.”

Heartbroken.💔 Dudley did so much for the TC, too much to name in one tweet. He will be missed! – “Godfather of Twin Cities comedy scene Dudley Riggs dies at 88”

One of the great pleasures of going to a local show in the Twin Cities was seeing Dudley Riggs’ beaming face in the audience. I’m going to miss that. A lot. The legend has passed.

Never met him, I was a standup and he ruled the improv scene in the Twin Cities when I lived there, but Dudley Riggs was a name everyone in town knew and he certainly loomed large in the careers of a lot of talented people. Rest In Peace.

I’m very sorry to hear about the passing of Dudley Riggs. Growing up in Minneapolis, he was this promise that you could build a life in comedy from the ground up. The comedy/theater scene I was a part of wouldn’t have existed without him

When I first heard of Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop, I assumed Dudley Riggs was just a name, like Monty Python. Of course he was very real, and a legend. RIP Mr. Riggs.

COMEDY ICON Dudley Riggs passed away today at the age of 88. He hired me to Host The Brave New Workshop’s stage at Cedar Fest.
He was a wonderful person and The Twin Cities Comedy scene owes him a debt of gratitude.
R.I.P.


Dudley Riggs went to the other side today and he was and started something great – move yer ass ova 2nd City… and this is a man who was a king of reinvention and creation. Circus 🎪 performer turned improv artist and producer. I got to work at his Brave New Workshop with the improv cool kids on a show and it’s still one of the highlights Bcs it was Minneapolis and kudos to my talented actor improv artists there that I love and miss – it was about the work. Not about the glory. Not like that everywhere #justsayin 🙃. Some have gone to other coasts since and some are still there making brilliant work that has heart and message in Minneapolis and St Paul.

 

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Dudley Riggs went to the other side today and he was and started something great – move yer ass ova 2nd City… and this is a man who was a king of reinvention and creation. Circus 🎪 performer turned improv artist and producer. I got to work at his Brave New Workshop with the improv cool kids on a show and it’s still one of the highlights Bcs it was Minneapolis and kudos to my talented actor improv artists there that I love and miss – it was about the work. Not about the glory. Not like that everywhere #justsayin 🙃. Some have gone to other coasts since and some are still there making brilliant work that has heart and message in Minneapolis and St Paul. 😍😘😍 MN ☮️💜☮️

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Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.

This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.

We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.

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