MoHos Celebrate 10 Years with new show
Some 76-year-olds do crossword puzzles to keep their minds sharp. Fred Willard writes sketches.
“Every week I try to make it a point to write [one],” he says. “I’ve got about six cardboard boxes full of sketches. Some I look at and say, ‘What was I thinking? This is no good.’ Others I pull out and say, ‘Hey, this is great; let’s do it again.’ But it keeps your mind active.”
Willard hasn’t stopped making people laugh since he teamed up with an acting buddy in 1962 and wound up on The Ed Sullivan Show. He’s been a workhorse in the half-century since, showing up as a guest on dozens of television series and as an itinerant character actor in the movies — most notably for director Christopher Guest. But he’s never left his first love, live sketch comedy, and he’ll be performing a new show with the MoHos (a sketch group he formed 10 years ago with his wife, Mary) next week in both Upland and Burbank. Read more here…