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Fred Willard Hosting a Ho, Ho, Ho in No Ho!

Bernie Shine | Posted 12.09.2016 | Los Angeles
Bernie Shine

Emmy-award winning comedic actor Fred Willard will be hosting the 2015 "Santa-Thon" Thursday and Friday nights, December 10 and 11, at the El Portal T...

Musicians Bring the Joy (No Tears) to Star-Studded Show

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 11.24.2016 | Entertainment
Helen Eisenbach

The weather was too beautiful, so Judith Owen was depressed. The Welsh singer-songwriter was living in Southern California with her then-new husband, ...

Christmas Comes Early in Star-Studded Show

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 11.24.2016 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

Even those who tremble at the phrase "audience participation" end up awash in the bliss of communal exhibitionism -- some even clutching one of the special prizes doled out by ringmaster Owen. Just one of the series' many gifts that keep on giving.

Meet Joe Wong, China's Funniest Export

Bernie Shine | Posted 08.28.2016 | Entertainment
Bernie Shine

Joe Wong is Chinese, and came from Beijing to the U.S. as a student in 1994. He ultimately obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology from Rice University. In spite of this impressive accomplishment, he went into stand-up comedy, a decision I am sure thrilled his Chinese parents.

She's All That

George Heymont | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

If I were stuck on a long flight and had to watch a movie chosen by airline management, I can't think of a more soothing and nicer way to pass the time than watching Sean Lackey's comedy, The Yank (which was screened at the 2015 San Francisco Indie Film Festival).

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Oops: Fred Willard Turned Down The Leading Role In 'Airplane!' | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.20.2015 | Comedy

Consider this a lesson in saying "Yes" more often. At the Riot LA Comedy Festival on Saturday, legendary funny man Fred Willard sat down for a live...

From Planes to Show Boat, Fernwood 2 Night to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fred Willard looks back on his storied career

Jim Hill | Posted 01.06.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

This fall has been full of firsts for Fred Willard. Take -- for example -- last month, when Willard made his daytime drama debut on The Bold and the Beautiful. Fred appeared in four episodes of this long-running CBS soap opera back in October and loved every minute of it.

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and Beyond: Conversations with Norman Lear & Mary Kay Place

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"In television terms, one Betty White covers the entire demographic of seventy to a hundred and three. I think funny is funny and interesting is interesting."

A Chat with Jim Piddock about HBO's Binge-worthy Family Tree

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

This documentary-style, comedy series was conjured up by Christopher Guest and Jim Piddock (as it happens, both history buffs) over a lunch spent discussing Guest's dabbling in the world of genealogy.

Breaking Bad's Junkyard Dog: Actor Larry Hankin

Steve Karras | Posted 04.03.2014 | Comedy
Steve Karras

Tall, lanky, hip, delightfully buffoonish at times, yet serious, Hankin is the quintessential "that guy," instantly recognizable as Mr. Heckles on Friends or 'the Other Kramer,' who stole the raisins, on the pilot episode of Seinfeld.

Jeff Garlin's Dealin' With Idiots

Roger Wright | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts
Roger Wright

Garlin's new movie tells the stories of a group of parents and coaches on a youth baseball team. But even thinking of this hilarious gem as a baseball movie for a moment is wrong. Baseball is part of the set design, but that's where it stops.

'Modern Family' Finale: The Funeral Of Phil's Mom

The Huffington Post | Jason Hughes | Posted 05.23.2013 | TV

Proving that Phil's unusual way of looking at the world is at least partially a product of his environment, his late mother's voice rang out in beauti...

Is Dubstep Drugs?

Posted 05.13.2013 | Comedy

Fred Willard has teamed up with Funny Or Die on something that'll make you laugh as much as it'll infuriate your parents. "Parent News" is what wou...

Death Is Coming To 'Modern Family'

Posted 04.01.2013 | TV

Put the laughs on hold, "Modern Family" fans: Phil Dunphy's getting some sad news. According to TV Guide Magazine, Dunphy family patriarch Phil (Ty...

Family Tree Mockumentary Series Coming to HBO & BBC

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

You know you've arrived when you've been mocked by Christopher Guest. Guest, who has a gift for putting peculiar subcultures under a microscope, has set his sights on genealogy with Family Tree, a series coming to HBO and BBC2 shortly.

Fred Willard Avoids Lewd-Conduct Trial After Arrest At Adult Theater

Posted 01.23.2014 | Celebrity

Actor Fred Willard has managed to avoid a lewd-conduct trial following a summer arrest at a California adult theater because he has completed a divers...

Scientology Church Reportedly Has 'Alien Space Cathedral'

Lee Speigel | Posted 01.01.2013 | Weird News

In the New Mexico desert lies an allegedly secret Scientology installation that includes a huge message for extraterrestrials -- a crop circle-type de...

'Glee' Star Heads To '90210'

Posted 10.30.2012 | TV

So long, Dalton Academy! According to THR, Grant Gustin, the "Glee" star known for playing the studly Sebastian, has joined the cast of "90210" fo...

Meet Alicia's Mom On 'The Good Wife'

Posted 09.27.2012 | TV

Watch out, "Good Wife" fans: Alicia's tree-hugging mom is headed to the CBS drama! According to EW, "West Wing" alum Stockard Channing has been cas...

The BEST Late Night Clips Of The Week

Matt Wilstein | Posted 09.27.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

This week found Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert trying to delicately deal with the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado and the other late night hosts mo...

WATCH: Fred Willard Is A National Treasure

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 07.27.2012 | Comedy

It has been said you can judge a society by how it treats its 79-year-old comedic legends who are caught doing something that every normal human being...

Fred Willard 'Trying To Laugh Off' Lewd Conduct Arrest

Posted 07.27.2012 | TV

Fred Willard was Jimmy Fallon's guest on "Late Night" (Weeknights, 12:37 a.m. ET on NBC) Thursday and immediately addressed the elephant in the room. ...

Fred Willard Says Porn Movie Was A 'Lousy Film'

Posted 07.23.2012 | Celebrity

Even after allegedly getting caught with his pants down, Fred Willard still has his sense of humor. The 72-year-old actor and comedian was arreste...

Fred Willard: 'Wait 'Til You Hear My Version'

Posted 07.23.2012 | Comedy

Sure, none of us ever wanted to imagine Fred Willard pleasuring himself in an adult theater, but he allegedly committed a lewd enough act to get arres...

'It's Called The Internet'

Posted 07.20.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert took a rare moment at the top of Thursday night's show to address a "Tinsel Town" controversy; namely, Fred Willard's brush with the l...