Warm Up Category

Your Chance To Dance – Audience Warm-up

July 28th, 2010 Posted in Warm Up

CMT has a new hit show, and it’s called “Your Chance To Dance.”  Hosted by Mark Walberg, everyday people from across America compete against each other with live performances of some of the most famous dance routines ever choreographed.  Guess who is warming up the crowd?  That’s right, Mr. Tom Riles.  The show is a blast, and it airs almost everyday on CMT…you can’t miss it.  Check out the show’s website here!

Ellen is back in Chicago!

June 8th, 2010 Posted in Warm Up

 On Wednesday, June 16th, I’ll be opening for Ellen at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.  “Ellen’s Somewhat Special Special,” is taping at the legendary Chicago Theater.  We did a special there last summer as well, and it was one of the highlights of my career.  The Chicago Theater seats 3600 people, and I’m sure the crowd will be amazing just like last year.

It was really so kind of Ellen to plan this show around our Baby Barbara’s first trip home to see her family in Chicago!  Anybody want to sit next to sit next to us on the plane?

Audience Warm-up on a Skyscraper

June 8th, 2010 Posted in Warm Up

Starting June 9th, I’ll be doing audience warm-up for ABC’s exciting new show, “Downfall.”  That’s right, we are shooting this show on the top of a tall building in downtown Los Angeles.  I’m pretty sure I’m the only guy that has now opened for shows on both an airplane (Ellen special), and a skyscraper. 

People, prizes, and cash may all be sliding off the conveyer belt on top of this building.  You’ll have to watch it to believe it.  WWE’s Chris Jericho is the host!

Tom Riles – 5 Years as Audience Warm-up at “Ellen”

May 11th, 2010 Posted in Warm Up

The seventh season of Ellen is coming to a close, and in February I passed the landmark of working at the show for over five years!  That’s longer than I was in high school or college!  We have the best crowds in town, A List stars, and a fun show every day.  Looking forward to many more seasons to come.

“Make Me a Millionare” Audience Warm-up

April 17th, 2010 Posted in Warm Up

The next two Sunday’s you can see Tom opening at “Make Me a Millionare,” the California Lottery Game Show, airing on KCAL9.  If you want to play, go buy a ticket.  Or just to watch the show live in the studio audience, click below.  See you there!


Tom Riles opening at “Last Comic Standing”

April 12th, 2010 Posted in Warm Up

Tom will entertain the crowds for the preliminary rounds of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”  The shows will tape April 13th and 14th at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale.  This Emmy nominated show is searching for the next great comic, who will win $250,000 and an NBC talent deal.  No, Tom is not a contestant, but yes, he will be performing on this incredible stage.  Click below for free tickets!


Tom closes out the 20th season of “America’s Funniest Videos”

March 30th, 2010 Posted in Warm Up

Tomorrow, I’ll be doing audience warm-up for the Season 20 finale of America’s Funniest Videos!  My friend Roger, is the main warm-up man there, and I’m filling in for him.  This will make two days in a row that I work with Tom Bergeron.  I met him first while doing warm-up on Hollywood Squares.  Make sure you watch the season finale of AFV, the longest running primetime show on television.

Tom Riles: Dancing with the Stars!

March 29th, 2010 Posted in Warm Up

No, I won’t be actually be dancing with the stars.  But yes, I will be doing audience warmup for the live results show this Tuesday.  I’ve worked on the show multiple times over the past five years, and I’m really excited about this season.  Chad Ochocinco, Pamela Anderson, Kate Gosselin, Buzz Aldrin, and more!  I haven’t seen Buzz Aldrin in years.  And Tom Bergeron is one of the most talented and nicest hosts out there.  Anyway, watch the show this Tuesday, and maybe you’ll see me. 

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” conquers Orlando!

March 25th, 2010 Posted in Warm Up

Florida People:  Come on out to Universal Orlando Resort this Sunday for two Ellen Shows!  Guests to include Rascall Flats,  Usher, and more.  This will be the fourth time that Tom and the entire Ellen team will be at Universal Studios in Florida.  The shows air on April 1st and 2nd.  See you there!

Tom Riles opens for “The Wanda Sykes Show”

March 18th, 2010 Posted in Warm Up

Tom will be doing audience warm-up for the rest of the season of “The Wanda Sykes Show.”  Airing on FOX on Saturday nights, this show tapes on Fridays in Hollywood.  Click below for tickets…