You’ve seen Bob Saget’s friendly face on TV for four decades now, ever since he starred in the late 1980s in the ABC sitcom Full House as well as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. More recently, he has provided the narrator’s voice of future Ted Mosby for the CBS hit, How I Met Your Mother, performed on Broadway, written a memoir and recorded a Grammy-nominated comedy album. That’s What I’m Talking About. He just released his latest comedy special, Zero to Sixty, and now that he’s 61, he’s got plenty more to talk about now. So let’s get to it!
Saget talks to me about making his new special for Comedy Dynamics and releasing it everywhere else first before Netflix, the upcoming movie he’s directing and starring in called Benjamin, as well as how he continues to raise money for scleroderma research, and going way back to talk about how he started out in comedy playing funny songs on the guitar, which earned him an early gig at Carnegie Hall. Saget talks about how he was the late great Brad Grey’s first comedy client as a manager, back when Grey worked for a concert promoter in Buffalo named Harvey Weinstein. “It’s really not funny to make jokes about it. That’s the problem, ‘cause I get into a high-speed mode that gets me to kind of make humor out of it, and make light of it, and there’s nothing humorous or funny about it. It is a tragic time we’re in. It affects us all incredibly deeply. And I hate to say this, but it’s about time people are being called out.” Hear now the compassionate, the goofy, the raunchy, the subversive Bob Saget.