It was a star-studded Bob Saget tribute Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, where Dave Chappelle took the stage for a surprise stand-up set that garnered $1.2 million in donations for the Scleroderma Research Foundation, which is devoted to research into sclerosis.
The former Full House star, who felt the show was bombing him, used a video message she sent to him a month before her death on January 9th to express her gratitude and promise to make sure that he continues to be graced by her ever forever.
Dave Chappelle (M) Surprised Everyone With A Stand-Up Routine
An end-of-year Bob Saget tribute in Beverly Hills raised $1.2 million for the Scleroderma Research Foundation thanks to a surprise stand-up set by five-time Emmy winner Dave Chappelle (M).
The Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine Tribute, co-hosted by John Mayer, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jeff Ross, featured several famous comedians, including Bill Burr, Kevin Nealon, and Howie Mandel.
Joel McHale initiated what turned out to be a very emotional moment in the audience as he encouraged those in attendance to stand up and give a standing ovation in tribute to Bob, an SRF board member who had been hosting the same event for more than 30 years and was an SRF board member.
A touching tribute film Love, Laughter, and Scleroderma, was presented by actor John Stamos in honour of Saget’s work, which raised over $26 million for the organization during the event.
In an interview at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday, the 49-year-old controversial comedian admitted: “I got drunk tonight because I love Bob so much, so I drank a lot. But, Bob, I can feel you in this room tonight.”
A Standing Ovation Was Given To Bob By Joel Mchale
After Joel McHale prompted the audience to stand ovate Bob, who served as a member of the SRF board and has hosted the same event for the last 30 years, the audience was moved by an emotional moment.
Two of Mayer’s guitars were auctioned. He even performed a few songs he had composed to honour the Grammy-nominated comedian, including the music You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me he wrote last year. Keeping up with tradition, Susan Feniger, a member of the SRF board of directors, headed up the SRF annual benefit culinary department.
Bob’s Fuller House cast members, Jodie Sweetin and Lori Loughlin, along with Norman Lear, Rosie O’Donnell, Kathy Griffin, Nikki Glaser, Regina Hall, Seth Green, Jonathan Silverman, Tom Bergeron, and Amy Jasbeck were also present, along with the other celebrity guests that attended the event on Wednesday night.
There was a touching eight-minute tribute film Love, Laughter, and Scleroderma that was created in honour of Saget’s work and raised over $26 million for the organization as a result.
Who Was Bob Saget?
A former actor, stand-up comedian, and television host from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bob Saget was an American from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who passed away recently. In addition to acting, he did stand-up comedy and was a television host. He has a prominent role as the paterfamilias Danny Tanner on the hit sitcom “Full House” (1987-1995). The character was also portrayed by me again in the series “Fuller House” (2016-2020).
From 1989 – 1997, Saget was the original host of the long-running, award-winning clip show “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” He also starred as an older version of the main character Ted Mosby in the hit sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” (2005-2014).
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