August 14, 2008
Bob Saget: Clean-cut and filthy (uncensored version) [VIDEOS]
What hides under his nice-and-nasty Jewish boy public image?
(Page 3 - Previous Page)He attended Temple University and then moved to Los Angeles to attend USC but gave that up after Mitzi Shore offered him a gig at the Comedy Store, where he eventually served as emcee.
Saget hung out with Sam Kinnison and partied.
"It was like 'Boogie Nights,' except we didn't go into the Valley," he said.
A number of comedians recognized Saget's talent: Rodney Dangerfield told him, "I like your head, you got a Jew head, you can't stop thinking"; and Garry Shandling got him on "The Tonight Show," where he returned numerous times, always on the couch, not for stand-up.
It was Saget's role in the Richard Pryor film, "Critical Condition" that drew the attention of television producers: The result: In 1987, he was cast as Danny Tanner in "Full House"
Saget and Stamos proved raunchy on the set. There was a donkey in one episode they called Pepper Mill (because of his erection), and Saget could not resist lewdly playing with the life-sized stand-in doll while the Olsens were at school.
Some critics trashed his character, which still makes Saget bristle.
"The show was on for eight years, so I think they appreciated me just fine," he said.
A number of people have told Saget that they hated him until they saw his dirtier side in "The Aristocrats," the documentary that transformed his image in the popular culture. In the film, 100 comics were asked to perform their own version of an old vaudeville joke about a family auditioning for an agent with an incestuous act.
In Saget's version, a penis pokes out someone's eye. But the humor is not really about the grotesquerie. "To me, the joke is about the sweaty desperation of show business," Saget said. "What's funny is that a family, a family
Saget said he can talk about unspeakable acts, but the idea of real abuse revolts him.
"I don't like to see violence. It's like a form of pornography," he said. "I take things so heavy, like politics and where the world is at, and where we are with kids. I mean, it's just absurd; 99 percent of what we're doing
"I just find it so upsetting that I go to another place; I become a 12-year-old," he continued. "I talk about poo and pee because it makes me laugh
When Saget isn't being serious
"If you turn the sound off my HBO special it just looks like that nice guy from TV," he said, with his laugh. "It's demonic, it's what Satan does
But unlike Satan, he said, "I don't do anything harmful to anyone. I'm here to save the world by telling them that the real problems aren't language or perversions, it's acting on those things."
If only he could do so with a few less "fucks."
For information about the roast or how to purchase Saget's HBO DVD, visit Comedy Central and Bob Saget.com