“My dad wanted to come out. He’s got so much energy – he’s in his 80s. I was like, ‘You don’t have to come out to L.A. just for this thing. It’s really not necessary’. He lives in New York. He said, ‘Please, I wanna come out – I could use the publicity’.” Ben Stiller explains why his comedian father Jerry Stiller didn’t come out for his hand and footprint ceremony in Hollywood on Tuesday (03Dec13).