Bob Saget’s Star-Studded Tribute Show Raises $1.2M for Scleroderma Research

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Five-time Emmy winner Dave Chappelle performed a surprise stand-up set Wednesday night in Beverly Hills at the star-studded Bob Saget tribute, which raised $1.2 million for the Scleroderma Research Foundation.

‘I got drunk tonight because I love Bob so much. Bob, I can feel you in this room tonight,’ the 49-year-old controversial comedian said on stage at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

‘What a wonderful man.’

DID IT FOR BOB: Five-time Emmy winner Dave Chappelle (M) performed a surprise stand-up performance Wednesday night in Beverly Hills at a star-studded Bob Saget tribute, which raised $1.2 million for the Scleroderma Research Foundation.

Dave – who felt he was ‘bombing’ – shared a video message the late Full House star sent him months before her death on January 9 and promised to continue to ‘grace him forever’.

Bill Barr, Kevin Nealon, and Howie Mandel also performed sets at the $500-a-ticket Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine Tribute — co-hosted by John Mayer, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jeff Ross.

There was an emotional moment when Joel McHale asked the audience to give a standing ovation in honor of Bob, who was an SRF board member and hosted the same event for 30 years.

John Stamos introduced Love, Laughter and Scleroderma – a touching eight-minute tribute film – dedicated to Saget’s work that raised more than $26M for the organization.

The controversial comedian, 49, said on stage at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel: ‘I got drunk tonight because I love Bob so much. Bob, I can feel you in this room tonight’

‘What a fantastic man’: Dave – who felt he was ‘bombing’ – shared a video message the late Full House star sent him months before his death on January 9, promising to continue to ‘grace him forever’

On their feet! There was an emotional moment when Joel McHale asked the audience to give a standing ovation in honor of Bob, who was an SRF board member and hosted the same event for 30 years.

Mayer – who is also an SRF co-chair – auctioned off two of his guitars and performed several songs dedicated to the Grammy-nominated comedian, including his 2017 song You’re Gonna Leave Me In Forever.

SRF board member Susan Feniger, as usual, provided culinary treats for the annual benefit.

Other celebrity guests in attendance for Bob on Wednesday were his Fuller House castmates Jodie Sweetin and Lori Loughlin, as well as Norman Lear, Rosie O’Donnell, Kathy Griffin, Nikki Glaser, Regina Hall, Seth Green, Jonathan Silverman, Tom Bergeron and Amy Yasbeck.

Seggett’s second wife and SRF co-president – Eat Travel Rock TV host Kelly Rizzo – proudly posed with his 32-year-old daughter Lara Melanie and 35-year-old daughter Aubrey.

Still can’t believe she’s gone: John Stamos introduces Love, Laughter and Scleroderma, a touching eight-minute tribute film – dedicated to Saget’s work that raised more than $26M for the company

Serenade: Mayer – who is also an SRF co-chair – auctioned off two of his guitars and performed several songs dedicated to the Grammy-nominated comedian, including his 2017 song You’re Gonna Live Forever in Me

TV Family: Other celebrity guests in attendance for Bob on Wednesday were his Fuller House castmates Jodie Sweetin (L) and Lori Loughlin (R) as well as Norman Lear, Rosie O’Donnell, Kathy Griffin, Nikki Glaser, Regina Hall, Seth Green, Jonathan Silverman, Tom Bergeron, and Amy Yasbeck

The Philadelphia-born funnyman also fathered daughter Jennifer Bell, 29, during his 15-year marriage to Sherry Kramer, which ended in 1997.

Bob — who tested positive for COVID-19 — died mysteriously, aged 65, on January 9 from a subdural hematoma and subarachnoid hemorrhage resulting from blunt force trauma in his sleep.

In his final interview, Saget recalled a touching moment he shared with his sister Gay Saget before her death, aged 47, in 1993 after a four-year battle with connective tissue disease.

‘When he was still coherent, I could still try to tell his story and then put some humor in,’ the America’s Funniest home video alum told CBS This Morning in January.

Surviving his family: Saget’s second wife and SRF co-chair – Eat Travel Rock TV host Kelly Rizzo (M) – proudly two of his three daughters – 32-year-old Lara Melanie (L) and 35-year-old Aubrey (R) poses with

RIP: The Philadelphia-born funnyman — who was COVID-19 positive — died mysteriously, aged 65, on Jan. 9 in his sleep from a subdural hematoma and subarachnoid hemorrhage from blunt force trauma.

Grieving brother: In his final interview, Bob recalled a touching moment he shared with his sister Gay Saget (pictured) before his death, aged 47, in 1993 after a four-year battle with connective tissue disease

Saget told CBS’s The Morning in January: ‘When she was still coherent, I could still try to tell her story and then put in some humor. It just came naturally to our conversation…it’s so healthy to laugh. You know it. And I’m out there doing it and I know it’s healing for people.’

‘It came naturally to our conversation…it’s so healthy to laugh. You know it. And I’m out there doing it and I know it’s healing for people.’

On October 23, Bob announced that he had filmed his final subject – Tom Waits – for the Martin Mull documentary he was directing, but it was unclear whether he had finished the final cut.

Saget’s final performance was as Lawrence in Jeremy Lalonde’s Cayman Islands-set succession comedy Daniel’s Gotta Die, which has yet to be released.

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