On January 9, 2022, it announces that legendary stand-up comedian Bob Saget passes away at the age of 65. The comedian is in the midst of a tour around the world, it seems that he misses his remaining dates. With America’s Funniest Home Videos host having moved on from our world, join Facts Verse as we pay our respects to Bob Saget; and take a look at some things that his fans might not know.
On January 9, 2022, it announced the Bob Saget had passed away. The legendary comedian had risen to prominence on the sitcom Full House. Which premiered in the late 1980s and went on to become one of the most popular shows of the ensuing decade. Though the show aimed at a family demographic; audiences soon found out that Bob Saget’s stand-up humor was decidedly adult.
Who was Bob Saget?
The legendary stand-up comedian and television actor was only 65 years old at the time of his passing. And seemed to be in good health. In the midst of a successful tour, which supposed to see him travelling around the world. Despite a few controversies in the years since the comedian’s tenure on Full House. Bob remained an incredibly popular performer in the years leading up to his death. Besides his household name status as father Danny Tanner on Full House; Bob Sager also went on to attain cult status as an incredibly foul-mouthed comedian.
His family incredibly devastated and shocked, shared the news of Bob’s death. Bob found dead at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, which is a luxurious hotel located in Orlando, Florida. The comedian had recently posted on social media that his tour dates were going incredibly well and that he was excited for his upcoming performances. One of his performances apparently went so well that the late comedian performed a two-hour-long set without even realizing it. Based on that information, it seems hard to believe that Bob was in failing health.
Bob’s last performance had been at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on Saturday, January 8. And found passed away the next day. Bob may have risen to prominence thanks to his tenure on Full House. But he always remained most passionate about his stand-up comedy.
Bob Saget as Part of Casting on Full House
According to Bob Saget, his casting on Full House was an accident. He had just been fired from another sitcom, and asked to try out for the role of Danny Tanner. Although the role totally out of the comedian’s comfort zone, he ended up being an unlikely perfect fit. The audience took to Bob’s portrayal of the character. And surprise when they inevitably learned that Bob’s real-life demeanor wasn’t anything like the clean and conservative Danny Tanner.
Thanks to his Full House fame, Bob secured a similar family-oriented television gig hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos. Though the show has had many hosts since, Bob remains a favorite of those who grew up watching the show during the days that the Full House star was on it. Bob’s role on the series brought him more attention then ever before.
In addition to Bob Saget, Full House also starred Candace Cameron, Jodie Sweetin, and the Olsen twins. Candace and Jodie both returned for recent reboot series Fuller House. Which also found some room for Bob Saget as a guest star. Although Bob Saget came under fire in recent years for incidents in which he allowed his adult sense of humor in front of the child actors during the filming of Full House; The comedian still remained a widely loved and nostalgic figure in the eyes of the fans.
Fuller House Success
The success of Netflix reboot series Fuller House emblematic of Full House’s legacy. Though it’s success certainly hurt the fact that fan favorites such as Dave Coulier, John Stamos, and Bob Saget himself relegated to mere guest-star status. Despite the fact that it didn’t retain the full cast from the original series, Fuller House ended up lasting five seasons before coming to an end in 2020.
The original Full House ran for eight seasons, and has remained popular thanks to syndication and streaming in the decades since. Bob Saget remained close with all of his costars from the series, both the kids and the adults. John Stamos was the first one to come out and express his grief in the wake of Bob’s passing away.
John Stamos was the first of Bob Saget’s former coworkers to come out after the announcement of the comedian’s death and pay his respects. He apparently devastated by the news of his longtime friend and former coworker’s passing, taking to social media to deliver a lengthy post commemorating the late comedic legend. John claim that he felt as if he was gut. And that he would never have another friend of as high of a caliber as Bob Saget had been.
Bob Saget as a Television Actor
Besides practicing his stand-up comedy more, Bob Saget also remained a television actor over the decades after Full House’s end. Besides his aforementioned appearance on Fuller House, Bob also had a memorable stint on the series How I Met Your Mother. Bob act as narrator of the hit show during the entirety of it’s run. With the show airing new episodes until 2014 after it’s 2005 premiere. Another memorable television appearance that Bob gave in recent years was on the HBO television series Entourage. Where he played a fictionalized version of himself.
Bob Saget’s appearance on the HBO series Entourage showcased the stand-up comedian’s more adult side. Another piece of media that gave fans the chance to see Bob in his element was the feature film The Aristocrats, which tracked the history of the famous dirty joke of the same name. The documentary featured many different comedians and comedic actors giving their own interpretations of the joke, with each one trying to one-up the other. The documentary proved that few were as good at telling dirty jokes as Bob Saget!
Despite Bob Saget’s sense of humor being incredibly adult, it was also paradoxically juvenile. The comedian considered himself a big kid at heart. That’s perhaps why he got along so well with his child costars on the set of Full House. This comes in spite of the fact that there said to have a few incidents where Bob allow some of his dirtier jokes to be seen or heard by child actors in the vicinity. One instance saw Bob performing sexual gestures on a puppet while on the set of Full House; while another incident saw him drawing penises on scripts for an episode of the show.
Bob Saget with his Charitable Work
Besides John Stamos, many other celebrities have come out of the woodwork to pay their respects for Bob Saget. Although he had his dirty side, the comedian was a loved and respected figure that was also charitable! Bob often offered his celebrity status to the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Hosting fundraising events that helped raise money to combat the chronic disease. He became passionate about the topic after his sister died from the disease in 1994. Bob may have gained a reputation for his crass sense of humor. But it appears that he still had the same loving heart as the character he played on Full House.
In 2020, Bob Saget had launched a podcast where he interviewed numerous fellow celebrities. Some of the many notable guests that appeared on the podcast include Norman Lear, Whoopi Goldberg, and Tiffany Haddish. Bob Saget was a big hit with his fellow Hollywood stars, both thanks to his charm and his sense of humor.
Norman Lear was one of the celebrities besides John Stamos that came out of the woodwork to pay his respects for Bob Saget after the announcement of the latter’s death. According to Norman, Bob was a lovely human being that also happened to be very, very funny. Other people that paid respects to Bob Saget after the announcement of his death include fellow comedians Marc Maron and Gilbert Gottfried.
Marc Maron was another person that seems to have thought that Bob Saget was an incredibly lovely and nice human being. Gilbert Gottfried’s statement on social media expressed that he got shock at the announcement of Bob’s death. Apparently, Bob and Gilbert were close and personal friends that spent a good deal of time talking to each other on the phone.
Bob Saget Life and Career
Bob Saget was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended Temple University. He attended the school’s film division, producing a short film during his time there. Bob had initially wanted to become a doctor before setting his sights on show business. Although he studied serious film in college, he ended up becoming a stand-up comedian.
Bob spent some time on The Morning Show before getting his gig on Full House. He eventually fired from the show, which proved fateful as he offered his Full House gig immediately afterwards. Bob said to have been worth around $100 million at the time of his death, and that money will most likely go to the comedian’s wife and kids. Bob has three daughters with his ex-wife, Sherri Kramer, whom he married in 1982 and divorced in 1997. In 2018, Bob remarried to a woman by the name of Kelly Rizzo.
Although Bob Saget was oftentimes considered to be a somewhat controversial figure. He will likely always be fondly remembered paradoxically as both a nostalgic sitcom dad and a decidedly filthy stand-up comedian. Now it’s time to hear from you: did you know that Bob Saget got his start on The Morning Show before being offered his memorable gig as father Danny Tanner on Full House, and did you know that the comedian could be pretty foul mouthed behind the scenes of the latter successful sitcom? As always, like this video to show your support, and subscribe and hit the notification bell if you’d like to be among the first to know when more Facts Verse videos are on their way!