saturday, july 19 | 7:00PM
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 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 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.
Bob recently announced his first Australian theater tour visiting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in May 2014. Last year Bob continued touring, playing to sold our audiences in theaters and universities across North America and 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 new 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.
In April 2014, Bob’s book comes out, DIRTY DADDY – The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian, for It Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. It may be dirty.