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Bob Saget’s star-studded tribute show raises $1.2M for scleroderma research

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

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

“What a wonderful person.”

Did it for Bob: Five-time Emmy winner Dave Chappelle (M) performed a surprise stand-up set Wednesday night at the star-studded tribute to Bob Saget in Beverly Hills, raising $1.2 million for the Scleroderma Research Foundation

Did it for Bob: Five-time Emmy winner Dave Chappelle (M) performed a surprise stand-up set Wednesday night at the star-studded tribute to Bob Saget in Beverly Hills, raising $1.2 million for the Scleroderma Research Foundation

Dave – who felt like he was “bombing” – shared a video message the late Full House star sent him months before his death on Jan. 9 and vowed to continue to do him “forever favors.”

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

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

John Stamos introduced a moving eight-minute tribute film Love, laughter and scleroderma — which was dedicated to Saget’s work raising more than $26 million for the organization.

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1663902089 567 Bob Sagets star studded tribute show raises 12M for scleroderma research

The 49-year-old controversial comedian said onstage at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel: “Tonight I got drunk because I love Bob so much. Bob, I feel you in this room tonight’

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1663902089 636 Bob Sagets star studded tribute show raises 12M for scleroderma research

‘What a wonderful human being’: Dave – who felt like 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 do him “forever” favors.

On their feet!  An emotional moment was when Joel McHale asked the audience to give a standing ovation in honor of Bob

On their feet!  An emotional moment was when Joel McHale asked the audience to give a standing ovation in honor of Bob

Bob was a board member of SRF and organized the same event for 30 years

Bob was a board member of SRF and organized the same event for 30 years

On their feet! An emotional moment was 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 co-chair of SRF – 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.

As usual, SRF board member Susan Feniger took care of the culinary kitchen for the annual benefit.

Other celebrity guests who showed up for Bob on Wednesday included 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. .

Saget’s second wife and SRF co-chair – 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 he's gone: John Stamos introduced a touching eight-minute tribute film Love, Laughter and Scleroderma - which was dedicated to Saget's work and raised more than $26 million for the organization

Still can't believe he's gone: John Stamos introduced a touching eight-minute tribute film Love, Laughter and Scleroderma - which was dedicated to Saget's work and raised more than $26 million for the organization

Still can’t believe he’s gone: John Stamos introduced a touching eight-minute tribute film Love, Laughter and Scleroderma – which was dedicated to Saget’s work and raised more than $26 million for the organization

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

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

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

Other celebrity guests who showed up for Bob on Wednesday was his on-screen Fuller House daughter, Jodie Sweetin

Other celebrity guests who showed up for Bob on Wednesday was his on-screen Fuller House daughter, Jodie Sweetin

Other celebrity guests who showed up for Bob on Wednesday was his Fuller House castmate Lori Loughlin

Other celebrity guests who showed up for Bob on Wednesday was his Fuller House castmate Lori Loughlin

TV Family: Other celebrity guests who showed up for Bob on Wednesday included 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 funny man also fathered 29-year-old daughter Jennifer Belle during his 15-year marriage to Sherri Kramer, which ended in 1997.

Bob – who was COVID-19 positive – mysteriously died, aged 65, on Jan. 9 in his sleep from a subdural hematoma and subarachnoid hemorrhage resulting from blunt head trauma.

In his last 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 she was coherent, I could still try to tell her stories and then put some humor in it,” the America’s Funniest Home Videos alum told me. CBS this morning in January.

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

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

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

RIP: Philadelphia-born funny man - who was COVID-19 positive - mysteriously died on Jan. 9, aged 65, in his sleep of a subdural hematoma and subarachnoid hemorrhage resulting from blunt head trauma

RIP: Philadelphia-born funny man - who was COVID-19 positive - mysteriously died on Jan. 9, aged 65, in his sleep of a subdural hematoma and subarachnoid hemorrhage resulting from blunt head trauma

RIP: Philadelphia-born funny man – who was COVID-19 positive – mysteriously died on Jan. 9, aged 65, in his sleep of a subdural hematoma and subarachnoid hemorrhage resulting from blunt head trauma

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

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

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

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1663902090 903 Bob Sagets star studded tribute show raises 12M for scleroderma research

Saget told CBS This Morning in January, “When she was coherent, I could still try to tell her stories and then put some humor in it. It just happened in our conversations… It’s so healthy to laugh. You know that. And I’m working there and I know it’s healing for people’

“It just happened in our conversations… It’s so healthy to laugh. You know that. And I’m doing it out there and I know it’s healing for people.’

On October 23, Bob announced he filmed his final subject – Tom Waits – for the Martin Mull documentary he was directing, but it’s unclear if he was able to finish the final cut.

Saget’s last acting role was portraying Lawrence in Jeremy LaLonde’s inheritance comedy Daniel’s Gotta Die in the Cayman Islands, which has yet to be released.