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Sunday, January 22 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm
SF Sketchfest Tribute to Fred Willard, with special guests Christopher Guest, Robert Klein, Laraine Newman and more, Moderated by Kevin Pollak (SOLD OUT)

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Fred Willard is an American Comedy Treasure and has been an important part of SF Sketchfest's history for 15 years, first attending the festival in its second year. Tonight we celebrate the man himself with a special panel with Fred and some of his collaborators from over the years, including Robert Klein, Christopher Guest, Laraine Newman and more, moderated by Kevin Pollak. A Second City and Ace Trucking Company alumnus, Fred Willard is known for his quick wit and improvisational expertise. He has appeared in over 70 films, including "Waiting For Guffman," "Best In Show," "This Is Spinal Tap," "Roxanne," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "WALL-E." He has appeared in over 1,000 television episodes, from "Get Smart" and "Fernwood 2 Night" to "Everybody Loves Raymond" to "Modern Family." $35

SOLD OUT --  Tickets may be available at the door night-of. See http://www.sfsketchfest.com/tickets/ for info.    


Performers
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Christopher Guest

Christopher Guest directed and starred in "Waiting For Guffman," "Best In Show, "A Mighty Wind," and "For Your Consideration," all of which he wrote with Eugene Levy. He also directed and starred in "This Is Spinal Tap," which he wrote with Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, and Rob Reiner. He received a Grammy Award for the soundtrack of "Best In Show" and an Emmy for "The Lily Tomlin Special." Most recently, he co-created and directed HBO’s... Read More →
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Robert Klein

For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. |   | 2014 and 2015 have been busy years for Klein. He's appeared on "Madame Secretary" starring Tea Leoni on CBS, "Sharknado 2: The Second One" and "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" starring Ian Ziering, on SyFy. Most recently, he guest stars as Laura Diamond's grouchy but loveable... Read More →
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Laraine Newman

Laraine Newman is a native of Los Angeles and began her career at the age of 15 when the improv group she worked with was hired to bring culture and self-expression to the youth of East LA and South Central. | | After High School she went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau. A fact that none of her comedian friends will ever let her live down. | | At the age of 19 she appeared in the New Theatre For Now at the Mark Taper Forum and... Read More →
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Kevin Pollak

Kevin Pollak started as stand-up comedian in San Francisco and became a touring pro by age twenty. Later, Pollak’s role in Rob Reiner’s "A Few Good Men,” proved his ability to stand out on the big screen among cinematic heavyweights. The concept of comedian turned dramatic actor was further established two years later, when Kevin co-starred in "The Usual Suspects” and Martin Scorsese’s "Casino" in the same... Read More →
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Fred Willard

Fred Willard radiates a unique charm that has established him as one of our generation’s most gifted comic actors. A master of sketch comedy, Fred is most heralded for his quick wit and improvisational expertise. Fred is an alumnus of The Second City and was a co-founder of the comedy group Ace Trucking Company which appeared on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" over fifty times as well as being regulars on "The Tom Jones Show... Read More →