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 “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. And in 2009 Bob’s sitcom “Surviving Suburbia” aired on ABC.
For many years now, Bob has been a proud board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. He co-produces and hosts “Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine” fundraising events in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. To date, they have raised over 30 million dollars for the SRF.
Bob was seen reprising the role of “Himself” on HBO’s hit series “Entourage” and he starred in his own documentary comedy series for A&E titled, “Strange Days with Bob Saget,” an exploration of unusual subcultures in America.
In May, 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 Festivals 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, and 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.” The book is published by Dey Street Books, an imprint of Harper Collins and is available everywhere in hardcover, paperback, iBook or Kindle, as an audio book either on CD or download, recorded by Bob himself.
Bob just finished shooting a brand new “FULLER HOUSE” episode with the entire cast of the original series, premiering in 2016 on Netflix.