Bob Saget was star-studded Wednesday night in Beverly Hills, as Dave Chappelle took the stage for a surprise show set that garnered $1.2 million in donations to the Scleroderma Research Foundation, which is dedicated to research into scleroderma.
The former Full House star, who felt the show was bombarding him, used a video message she sent him a month before her January 9 death to express her gratitude and promise to make sure she continues to be honored forever.
Dave Chappelle (Man) surprised everyone with his standing routine
Bob Saget’s year-end tribute in Beverly Hills raised $1.2 million for the Scleroderma Research Foundation thanks to a surprising stand prepared by five-time Emmy Award winner Dave Chappelle (M).
The Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine Tribute, co-hosted by John Mayer, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jeff Ross, featured many famous comedians, including Bill Burr, Kevin Nealon, and Howie Mandel.
Joel McHale kicked off what turned out to be a very emotional moment in the audience as he encouraged the attendees to stand up and give a standing ovation in appreciation to Bob, an SRF board member who has been hosting the same event for over 30 years and has been a SRF board member.
Actor John Stamos presented a touching tribute film Love, Laughter, and Scleroderma in honor of Saget’s work, which raised more than $26 million for the organization during the event.
In an interview at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Thursday, the controversial 49-year-old comedian admitted, “I drank tonight because I like Bob a lot, so I drank a lot. But, Bob, I can feel you in this room tonight.”
I give Joel Machale a warm welcome to Bob
After Joel McHale prompted the audience to stand in the Oval Bob, who has served as a member of the SRF Board of Directors and has hosted the same event for the past 30 years, the audience was moved by an emotional moment.
Two of Mayer’s guitars were auctioned. He’s even performed some of the songs he composed honoring the Grammy-nominated comedian, including the music You Gonna Live Forever in Me that he wrote last year. Keeping with tradition, SRF Board Member Susan Weniger heads up the SRF Annual Benefits Culinary Division.
Also in attendance were Bob Fuller House cast members Jodi Sweetin and Laurie Loughlin, along with Norman Lear, Rosie O’Donnell, Kathy Griffin, Nikki Glaser, Regina Hall, Seth Green, Jonathan Silverman, Tom Bergeron and Amy Gasbeck. Other famous guests attended the party on Wednesday night.
There was a touching eight-minute tribute film Love, Laughter, and Scleroderma created in honor of Saget’s work and raised over $26 million for the organization as a result.
Who was Bob Saget?
Bob Saget was a former actor, comedian, and television host from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, an American from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who recently passed away. In addition to acting, he has done stand-up comedy and was a television host. He had a prominent role as the head of the family, Danny Tanner, in the sitcom “Full House” (1987-1995). She also portrayed the character again in the series “Fuller House” (2016-2020).
From 1989 to 1997, Saget was the original host of the award-winning long clip show America’s Funniest Home Videos. He also starred as an old version of the main character Ted Mosby in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014).
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