Fred Willard is in the business of being funny. But according to People, the veteran star of films like "Best in Show," "Anchorman" and "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" took his funny business a little too far at an adult theater last night, resulting in an arrest on lewdness charges.
C'mon, Fred, that's what the internet is for, buddy!
Though it's unclear just what exactly is meant by "committing a lewd act," it's probably not too difficult to guess what the 72-year-old Willard was doing when he was arrested by members of the Los Angeles Police Department who were conducting a routine sweep of a Hollywood adult theater. After all, it is an adult theater. Willard did not spend any time in the pokey, instead being cited and released on misdemeanor charges which will require a court appearance to resolve.
The situation has obvious parallels to the infamous arrest of Paul Reubens, a.k.a. Pee-wee Herman, back in 1991 on similar charges. That incident, however, grabbed a great deal more media attention due to the fact that Reubens was starring in a children's TV show at the time, "Pee-wee's Playhouse." With Willard being best known for his offbeat and occasionally off color humor in Christopher Guest's deadpan comedies, chances are he won't face nearly as much scrutiny.
File this one under: When improv goes too far.