Bob Saget is living a double life. In one, he’s a beloved sitcom character. In the other, he slings dirty jokes and tells filthy stories onstage to the delight of thousands of fans across the country. He’s already put in the work on Full House, where he played Danny Tanner, the television dad to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. So, for the better part of the last 10 years, he’s been focused on his first love, stand-up comedy.
If you haven’t yet treated yourself to Saget’s stand-up work, here’s your chance: His new hour of comedy, That’s What I’m Talkin’ About, will be released as an album, DVD and digital download on July 16. It’s packed with fast-paced quips, hilarious audience interactions and songs, including one gem called, “Butt Plug Made of Leather.” Yep, it’s that kind of show.
One of the many endearing things about Saget, 57, is that he refuses to dismiss the eight years he spent on the now iconic Full House. After running from 1987 through 1994 on ABC, the show has enjoyed constant syndication in no fewer than 32 countries. And despite the respect he’s gained as a world-class comic, he’s proud of that time and knows it's opened doors for him. It’s something he still talks about onstage. In fact, check out That’s What I’m Talkin’ About to hear Saget tell a decidedly X-rated story concerning Dave Coulier (Uncle Joey) and an 8 x 10 photo of John Stamos (Uncle Jessie), who he still hangs out with.
“I see [John] Stamos a lot,” Saget says. “We all flew out to New York a few weeks ago for an event to honor Don Rickles. And when I played Bonnaroo in June he came out onstage when I sang the song, “Danny Tanner Was Not Gay” to the tune of the Backstreet Boys song, “I Want It That Way.” He walked out and people went crazy!”
As his new work is released, Saget will hit the road for a string of live dates (bobsaget.com for more info) and is in the midst of writing his first book, which is set for release next year.
He describes the book as memoir-esque, explaining it will be funny (of course) but will also deal with some darker parts of his life. Much like his comedy, “there’s nothing proper about it. It’s like one long conversation, really. I’m constantly going off on tangents,” he says, before launching into one such hilarious tangent: “I don’t have a title for it yet. But it’s at HarperCollins. There are a lot of beautiful women working in that building. I had a lot of fluids going when I was sitting there. It was like 20 women and three guys when I went there. Even one of the guys looked good. I was having one of those days. It’s a good-looking company, that HarperCollins.”
And thus our love affair with Bob Saget – your favorite dirty uncle and affable sitcom dad – continues.
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