Bob Saget, Known For TV’s ‘Full House’ and ‘Blue’ Humor, Dies

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Bob Saget tweeted this photo following his final stand-up performance, hours before he was discovered dead. “Loved tonight’s show. I’m happily addicted again to this shit.”

Bob Saget, the stand-up comedian, actor, and television host, best known for his role as Danny Tanner, “America’s Dad,” on the long-running TV sitcom Full House and its Fuller House sequel, died Sunday (January 9, 2022). TMZ reports that Saget, 65, was found dead in his room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Fla., by the Orange County Sheriff’s office. The comic was in the midst of a stand-up tour and performed Saturday at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville.

His Full House co-star, John Stamos, “I am broken. I am gutted. I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him.”

Saget played a widower on ABC-TV’s Full House from 1987-1995, and the father of three girls. The youngest, named Michelle, was portrayed alternately by twin sisters, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. By its fourth season, the series was a solid hit, finishing in the Top 20 for four consecutive years.

The comedian was also known for his raunchy “bluer than blue” humor.

Saget‘s 2022 “I Don’t Do Negative” tour had only begun on Jan. 7 in Orlando. After the Jan. 8 show in Jacksonville, it wasn’t scheduled to resume until Jan. 28. It was to run in more than a dozen cities through mid-June.

Early Sunday morning, he tweeted, “Loved tonight’s show @PV_ConcertHall in Jacksonville. Appreciative audience. Thanks again to @RealTimWilkins for opening. I had no idea I did a 2 hr set tonight. I’m happily addicted again to this shit.”

In 1989, Saget began hosting another ABC series, America’s Funniest Home Videos, remaining in the role until 1997.

Audiences were surprised to discover that the standup comedian for over three decades also had a knack for “blue” humor, from his scene-stealing cameos in HBO’s Entourage to the 2005 documentary, The Aristocrats, that displayed his mischievous side.

Caution: Saget’s performance in The Aristocrats is very “blue”

Friends note the contradiction to his “blue” material was that off stage, amongst women or strangers, he was a complete gentleman and never swore.

Saget served as director for MGM’s cult favorite feature film, Dirty Work, as well as directing and producing the highly acclaimed ABC television movie, For Hope. to starring in the critically acclaimed, Paul Weitz off-Broadway play, Privilege. He starred on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning The Drowsy Chaperone and in Hand to God.

Saget has been a board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation and co-produced and hosted “Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine” fundraising events in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco. To date, they have raised over $53 million dollars for research to cure the disease.

His 2013 one-hour stand-up special, That’s What I’m Talkin’ About, was nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

Saget’s first book, 2014’s Dirty Daddy, was a New York Times best seller.

In 2016, Saget had a nine-week run on Broadway in the Tony-nominated play, Hand to God, playing the part of a Lutheran minister, Pastor Greg. That year he began his six season run on the hit Netflix series, Fuller House.

In 2019, his independent film, Benjamin, was released. He directed and starred with an ensemble cast including Rob Corddry, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kevin Pollak, Cheri Oteri, and Dave Foley.

We’ll let Jimmy Kimmel have the last word, with this heartfelt tribute.

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  1. carlsagan lives
    #1 carlsagan lives 10 January, 2022, 16:15

    Fellow comic Jamie Kennedy filmed a hilarious episode on his short-lived ‘Experiment’ show, where he’s a Hollywood tour bus guide who stops at Bob’s house, breaks in and lets everyone in cuz he’s not home. At one point they open the fridge and it’s completely full, nothing else, of identical bottles of Skol vodka, both freezer and fridge, lol.

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