The scene might not be quite so funny this week on spoof news program "The Daily Show" as comedy correspondent Rob Riggle returns with actual on-the-scene reports from an actual week in Iraq. Beginning last night the show aired footage shot by Riggle's crew with hand-held cameras while he was entertaining troops with the USO.
It's a first for the Daily Show, but not for Riggle, who has seen combat as a major in the Marine Corps. Riggle said troops, who quoted lines to him from the program, were happy to see them. "Of course what's going on is serious, and we take it very seriously," said Riggle. "Any humor we did, it's on me being an idiot."