Fred Willard Turned Down The Leading Role In 'Airplane!'

January 20, 2015 6:13 PM

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At the Riot LA Comedy Festival on Saturday, legendary funny man Fred Willard sat down for a live interview on The Classic Showbiz Talk Show with Kliph Nesteroff to talk about his 55-year career in comedy.

After discussing his humble beginnings performing comedy at folk music shows in New York's West Village -- where he couldn't even request a "blackout" for his sketches -- and reflecting on how his 1977 parody talk show "Fernwood 2 Night" was the original "Comedy Bang! Bang!" (among other things), Wi...

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