05:47 PM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 07/27/2012 10:40AM
It was a serious situation for Fred Willard last week when he was arrested for lewd behavior and then fired from his job at PBS.
But, ever true to his own comic persona, Willard's legal scuffle in an adult-movie theater is making for solid joke material.
"Jimmy, what do you want to talk about first?" he said, tongue-in-cheek, on Thursday's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. "You know, let me say this: It's the last time I'm going to listen to my wife when she says, 'Why don't you go out to see a movie?' "
Originally posted 07/23/2012 02:05PM
Don't accuse Fred Willard of being humorless: the comic actor is (sort of) speaking out about his recent arrest for allegedly committing a lewd act in an adult movie theater in Hollywood.
"Wait til u hear my version; much more PG," he Tweeted on Monday morning. "& my review, lousy film, but theater would make a terrific racquetball court. Full story 2 follow."
The actor, who was also fired by PBS as the voice of Market Warriors after the alleged incident, also took to Twitter to promote the ABC improv comedy show Trust Us with Your Life, which he currently hosts.
"I was not fired from TUWYL," he writes, "so B sure 2 watch."
Originally posted 07/20/2012 02:35PM
On Wednesday night Fred Willard was arrested for lewd conduct at an adult movie theater in L.A. The next day, the comedic actor was fired from the PBS show Market Warriors.
Willard, 72, has not been convicted of a crime and his lawyer denies the actor did anything illegal.
"With all due respect to the individual officer," attorney Paul Takakjian tells TMZ, "our belief is that Fred did nothing in any violation of any law. We will be working vigorously to clear his name in this matter."
Originally posted 07/19/2012 05:45PM
Within hours of news that Fred Willard was arrested for lewd behavior in an adult movie theater, he lost a television job.
The comic actor, 72, was dropped Thursday from his voice-over gig on PBS's Antiques Roadshow spinoff, Market Warriors.
"Given the unfortunate news reported today, effective immediately, Fred Willard no longer will be involved with the Market Warriors series," Jeanne Hopkins, a rep for WGBH, the Boston public broadcaster that produces the show, said in a statement.
Originally posted 07/19/2012 11:30AM
The incident would hardly qualify as comic actor Fred Willard's best in show.
The septuagenarian satirist found himself in a serious position in a Hollywood adult movie theater Wednesday night, when he was arrested and charged by the Los Angeles Police Department for allegedly committing a lewd act, Officer Bruce Borihanh confirms.
LAPD confirms that the incident happened at about 8:50 p.m. as vice officers were conducting a routine investigation, and that Willard was cited and released, meaning he will have to appear in court to answer to a misdemeanor charge.
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