Comedian & actor Fred Willard (Anchorman, Best In Show, Modern Family) and writer & playwright Mary Willard (Fernwood Tonight) have been married for almost 50 years - even after the many times they've worked together. They take a trip down comedy memory lane, including how they first met, why Fred's sketch got no laughs on The Ed Sullivan Show, how he almost cast himself out of Fernwood Tonight, and why networking in the new age of online content is rather depressing. They also share why they got interested in charity work, and revisit their favorite scenes with the Christopher Guest family.
LESSONS FROM FRED & MARY:
- Working with someone you love can actually be a joy.
- Creativity keeps us alive.
- Say "yes" to opportunities.
TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:
Follow Mary Willard on Facebook
Our dear friend Harry Dean Stanton
Lucky, Harry Dean's last film
SNL Saturday Night Live
Fernwood Tonight, TV series with Martin Mull
Elvis & Juliet, Mary's play starring Fred
Learn more about the MoHos Comedy group
Vic Greco of the comedy duo, Greco and Willard
Second City in Chicago
Little Murders - directed by Alan Arkin
A Year at the Top, TV series starring Paul Shaffer
Farah Fawcett Foundation - hep raise funds for cancer research
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, where Fred and Mary will be honored
Christopher Guest, director of Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, and many more
Buck Henry, actor that helped Ed network back in the day
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