Fred Willard with special guests Christopher Guest, Robert Klein, Laraine Newman and Kevin Pollak
In celebration of our friend Fred Willard, who passed away on May 15, 2020, we are pleased to release this very special SF Sketchfest Tribute to Fred Willard video for all to view for free. This special event was recorded at the festival on January 22, 2017 with Fred joined by friends and collaborators Christopher Guest, Robert Klein, Laraine Newman and moderator Kevin Pollak. Fred Willard was a true American comedy treasure and an important part of SF Sketchfest’s history, first attending the festival in its second year with his Hollywood Players. He was a frequent festival participant, appearing at reunions of “Fernwood 2 Night” and “Waiting For Guffman,” and performing in the hit show Celebrity Autobiography. It was our great honor to be able to pay tribute to Fred and we hope you will enjoy this as much as we did. We will all miss him very much.
Videography by Danny Plotnick
Photography by Tommy Lau
Title Music written by Marc Capelle & Monte Vallier
Title Music performed by Marc Capelle, Bart Davenport, Devin Hoff, Todd Roper, Kelley Stoltz