Dudley Riggs, 88, lived in University Grove for about 10 years with his wife, Pauline Boss. More recently the couple has lived in Minneapolis.

Riggs founded Brave New Workshop, the Minneapolis troupe that blended improvisational sketch comedy and political satire. He also kickstarted the comedic careers of Louie Anderson, “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead and former U.S. Sen. Al Franken.

His stepdaughter Ann Sheffels said Riggs started in show business with his family’s circus act.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Brave New Institute, a nonprofit educational organization Dudley loved and supported.

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