Yes, Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced (“Full House” and “Americas Funniest Home Videos”) but he’s also an out of his mind, Grammy-nominated standup comedian for over thirty years. From his HBO special “That Ain’t Right” to his scene-stealing cameos in “Entourage,” and “The Aristocrats,” it’s always effective as Saget embraces his dark side.
From directing MGM’s cult favorite feature film “Dirty Work,” to directing and producing the highly acclaimed ABC television movie, “For Hope,” to starring in the critically acclaimed, Paul Weitz off-Broadway play, “Privilege, to starring on Broadway in the Tony Award winning play of 2007, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Bob Saget shows no signs of stopping. Ever.
In 2007 came the hugely successful DVD release of “Farce of the Penguins,” an R-rated comedy/documentary/love story, that he voiced-over, wrote, directed, and produced, with producer David Permut. And then came the hit NBC quiz show “1 VS 100,” where Bob ad-libbed his way through the one-hour prime time format. In 2008, “The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget” premiered to the second highest ratings of all TV that night, second only to the Olympics.
For many years now, Bob has been a proud board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Two to three times every year he co-produces and hosts “Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine” fundraising events in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. To date, they have raised over 46 million dollars for the SRF.
Bob was seen several times reprising the role of ‘Himself’ on HBO’s hit series “Entourage” as well as a cameo in the film. He also starred in his own documentary comedy series for A&E titled, “Strange Days with Bob Saget,” an exploration of unusual subcultures in America.
Four years ago Bob completed his first Australian theater tour visiting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Bob continues touring, playing to sold out audiences in theaters and universities across North America and in 2012 he hosted the Montreal Comedy Festival’s first live 90 minute JFL XXX TV show which continues to air across Canada on The Movie Network.
His 2013 one-hour stand-up special, “That’s What I’m Talkin’ About,” was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. The special was filmed at The Moore Theatre in Seattle, premiered on Showtime in May 2013 and is now available as a CD, DVD, download, and on Netflix.
Bob’s first book is a New York Times Best Seller – “DIRTY DADDY: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian” was released on April 8, 2014 to critical acclaim with Vanity Fair calling it, “Hilarious and at times heartbreaking.” It’s available in audio as well, recorded by Bob himself.
January 2016, Bob finished a very fulfilling and successful 9-week run on Broadway in the Tony-nominated play, “Hand To God,” playing the part of a Lutheran minister, Pastor Greg. That year he also co-starred in a film “A Stand-Up Guy,” and finished his run on the first, second and third seasons of the mega-hit Netflix series, “Fuller House,” which is shown on Netflix worldwide. Season 4 of “Fuller House” is presently shooting and Bob is once again having a great deal of fun with his TV family.
He just completed directing and acting in the independent film, “Benjamin,” with an amazing ensemble cast: Rob Corddry, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kevin Pollak, Cheri Oteri, Dave Foley, Max Burkholder, Clara Mamet, David Hull, Jonny Weston, and Peri Gilpin. The production company is Darius Films Inc. Worldwide rights are being handled by Sackman and Meyerowitz through their company, Aqute Media Inc. The film was written by Joshua Turek and produced by Nicholas Tabarrok.
In this original dark comedy, Ed (Bob), reluctantly calls together an oddball assortment of friends and family to intervene on the supposed drug habit of his 15-year-old son, Benjamin (Max Burkholder). What quickly follows is a night of finger-pointing, petty thievery, adulterous backstabbing, and a seesaw of crooked emotional revelations — all leading to the misguided but sincere attempt to heal this dysfunctional family.
Bob’s new hour stand-up special ZERO TO SIXTY was shot in Brooklyn at the Williamsburg Hall of Music back in May. ZERO TO SIXTY, premiered worldwide November 14th on multiple digital platforms including Amazon Prime, iTunes, Vimeo, Comcast, AT&T, Charter, DirecTV, Dish, Google Play and many others. It’s available in movie form as well as a comedy album including Vinyl LPs as well as streaming and downloads for all forms.