Frederick Charles Willard is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, and writer. Best known for his improvisational comedy, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his appearances on Modern Family. He was also nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host for his role as host of What's Hot, What's Not.
On the best of the Rich Eisen Show, we revisit past appearances from Fred Willard, Ryan Reynolds, Jerry Rice, and Marv Albert. Thank you to today's sponsors: BetOnline = Visit and use promo code "podcastone" to receive a 50% off welcome bonus.  Geico = Visit In just 15 minutes you could save 15% or more on car insurance.  
Fred Willard is a man for all seasons. He’s been making people laugh from the time of Johnny Carson and Ed Sullivan to the present day, now turning up regularly on Jimmy Kimmel Live playing everyone from the ghost of George Washington to Donald Trump’s father. He’s unforgettable in Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman and other Christopher Guest movies and has earned Emmy nominations for recurring roles on Everybody Loves Raymond and Modern Family. Leonard and Jessie have known him and his family for years and cherish their friendship with one of the funniest men alive. Listen and you’ll learn about his approach to comedy and his laudable work ethic.
It's almost Easter and Passover so I invited God over to the bunker to chat about the fire at Notre Dame and other "Touchy Subjects".  Then my friend and legendary funny person Fred Willard also stops by to chat about his appearance on my upcoming Netflix series, "Historical Roasts" among other things. And God isn't the only one who acts in mysterious ways. My pal master magician Bernie Shine performs some amazing audio magic. Hearing is believing.  It all ends with a "Roast in Peace" of a rhino poacher who was killed by an elephant and got eaten by lions.  Life is hard. Let's get through it together.  Make sure to send us your feedback at, and follow us on Instagram @thickskinwithjeffross @therealjeffreyross @fredwillardofficial @eddietunes Additional material: Ed Larson 
Comedian and actor Fred Willard (Anchorman, Best In Show, Modern Family) and writer Mary Willard (Fernwood Tonight) have been married for almost 50 years - even after the many times they've worked together. They take a long 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 which charities they support, and revisit their favorite scenes with the Christopher Guest family.
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Sep 18th, 1939
Los Angeles, California, USA
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7 hours, 4 minutes
Podchaser Creator ID logo 346592