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Bob Saget

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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 America's Funniest Home Videos), but he's also been an out-of-his-mind, GRAMMY®-nominated stand-up comedian for over 30 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, and directing and producing the highly acclaimed ABC television movie For Hope, to starring in the critically acclaimed Paul Weitz off-Broadway play, Privilege, and starring on Broadway in the Tony Award®-winning The Drowsy Chaperone, 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. The hit NBC quiz show 1 vs. 100 soon followed, where Saget 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.

Saget was seen several times reprising the role of himself on HBO's hit series Entourage, as well as a cameo in the film. He also starred in his own documentary comedy series for A&E titled Strange Days with Bob Saget, an exploration of unusual subcultures in America.

Four years ago, Saget completed his first Australian theater tour visiting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. He continues touring, playing to sold-out audiences in theaters and universities across North America; and in 2012, 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.

Saget's 2013 one-hour stand-up special, That's What I'm Talkin' About, was nominated for a 2014 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, as well as on Netflix.

In 2014, Saget released his first book, Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian, landing on the New York Times best-seller list with Vanity Fair calling it, "Hilarious and at times heartbreaking." The book is also available as an audio book, recorded by Saget himself.

In January 2016, Saget finished a very fulfilling and successful nine-week run on Broadway in the Tony-nominated play Hand To God, playing the part of a Lutheran minister, Pastor Greg. That year he also co-starred in the film A Stand Up Guy and was seen in the first and second seasons of the hit Netflix series Fuller House. Season 3 of Fuller House premiered in 2017, and Saget is currently shooting Season 4.

Saget's new hour-long stand-up special, Zero To Sixty, was shot in Brooklyn at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in May 2017. The special premiered worldwide on Nov. 14, 2017 on multiple digital platforms including Amazon Prime, iTunes, Comcast, AT&T, Charter, DirecTV, Dish, Google Play and others.

Saget made his London performance debut on Sept. 21, 2018, at the Leicester Square Theatre, and he continues performing stand-up throughout North America.

For many years now, Saget 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, Las Vegas and San Francisco. To date, they have raised over $40 million for the SRF.

Saget is currently directing a documentary about legendary comedian, actor, writer and, above all, artist Martin Mull, produced by Kevin Bright. In 2019, Saget will host, write and executive produce the new ABC series, Videos After Dark, featuring home videos with an edgier twist.

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