This post was written by Battle Rattle’s James Sanborn.
Comedian and retired Marine 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 flier Maverick. When he mounts up and begins to practice his lines, the Blue Angels pilot goes full throttle in the two-seater F/A-18 Hornet.
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.