actor Bob Saget dies | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly
For viewers, Bob Saget will always be the widowed father of Full house or the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos.
But the man known as America’s Father has also enjoyed resounding success as a saucy stand-up comic.
Today, Saget was found dead in an Orlando hotel room at the age of 65. The cause of his death is still unknown but police have ruled out foul play or drugs.
Saget periodically performed stand-up comedies in Vancouver. Prior to a 2016 appearance at the River Rock Casino, he spoke to Georgia Straight contributor Guy MacPherson about his time playing Danny Tanner on Full house.
âEven all through that, I was dealing with the demons of playing two shoes and people who saw me as one,â Saget said at the time. âBut I’ve always loved doing the show. I just wanted to be able to have other sides to me rather than people saying, ‘Oh my God, you’re Danny Tanner!’
âOnce you play a certain character, that’s what people think you are. But if you’ve got a movie career where you play a murderer in one and you’re happy in another, then people see things differently. “
He wrote the books Dirty daddy in 2014 and Bob Saget’s Tales from the Crib in 1991 with Tony Hendra.
Fans of his stand-up routines always talk about his rather disgusting but fun version of a dirty joke in Aristocrats.
âI mean, I can outdo anyone, but actually I don’t like it,â Saget told MacPherson in 2014 before his Pemberton Music Festival appearance. “Even if you look Aristocrats, it was against my will. The most heinous things I said were just because Penn and Paul [directors Jillette and Provenza] made me do it. But I did. I am guilty !