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Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian

By Bob Saget

Millions of audience comprehend and love Bob Saget from his function because the sweetly neurotic father at the break hit Full House, and because the fascinating wisecracking host of America's Funniest domestic Videos. after which there are the legions of enthusiasts who cannot get sufficient of his scatological, out-of-his-mind stand-up workouts, comedy specials, and outrageously profane performances in such indicates as HBO's Entourage and the hit documentary The Aristocrats.

In his daring and wildly enjoyable publishing debut, he maintains to include his darkish aspect and offers readers the ebook they've got lengthy been ready for—hilarious and sometimes soiled. Bob believes there is a time and a spot for dirt. From his never-before-heard tales of what rather went on behind the curtain of 2 of the main profitable kin exhibits of all occasions, with co-stars like John Stamos and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, to his stories of mythical neighbors and co-workers like Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Pryor, Don Rickles, and different convey enterprise legends, Saget opens up approximately a few of his own studies with existence and loss of life, his profession, and his acceptance for in poor health humor—all along with his hugely unique mix of silliness, vulgarity, humor and center, and all framed via a guy who loves being humorous particularly else.

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And but I nonetheless depended on them. They have been winning within the stay tune company, so it made feel to me. i used to be twenty-one, residing in L. A. , and so they have been in Buffalo, New York—Brad gray and Harvey Weinstein. again then, they weren't very famous. this day, they're very recognized. even supposing the early eighties and the comedy scene have been occasionally a blur of substances and booze, I bear in mind every little thing and everybody from these early suffering comedian days. yet one one that sticks out so much is Rodney Dangerfield. I met him in 1980 whilst i used to be in l. a. Jolla for the weekend doing stand-up on the Comedy shop. I’d simply gotten offstage and Rodney walked in with ladies on his fingers. He got here as much as me and stated, “You’re humorous, guy. I observed you on Merv Griffin. ” i used to be beautiful excited and my ego used to be beginning to engorge, while he proceeded to sum me up in a pair sentences: “You obtained a humorous Jew head, man—you’re fucked—your brain is often going. higher to be born wealthy, dumb, and Catholic. ” (Or phrases to that influence. ) Then he went directly to inform me he’d attempted to visit l. a. Costa, a well-being spa hotel close to San Diego, to scrub out. He’d merely lasted there for someday. “I can’t do it, man,” he stated. “No booze, no coke, no pot, no tablets. ” He stored repeating that as a mantra of types. humorous as hell. i used to be excited to fulfill this guy who’d made me snicker for years, an icon, and one whose entire photograph and perspective used to be that of an outcast. i feel that’s why I and such a lot of folks may perhaps relate to Rodney and his real feeling of an absence of “respect. ” He was once regularly encouraging to me. He used to be encouraging to plenty of different younger comics besides. And he by no means touched me. It was once that 12 months, 1980, that Rodney exploded into the comedy movie international with Caddyshack. He used to be fifty-nine while the motion picture got here out. Fifty-nine. I’ll say that when extra with feeling. Fifty-nine. That’s how lengthy he did stand-up and struggled to get his identify identified, prior to his first winning motion picture. i'm majorly encouraged through Rodney’s timeline. From being born Jacob Cohen in 1921 to getting “no admire” his entire lifestyles, after which emerging to around the globe acceptance in advance of he grew to become sixty . . . no ask yourself he felt tortured. I obtained to grasp him good. probably too good. He used to be a posh guy, yet a very humorous guy, and he enjoyed younger comedians greater than nearly someone. He pointed out with their fight. In 1980, while I first met him on the membership, i stopped up placing out that complete weekend with him. I bear in mind he wore linen pants and a blouse held jointly via in simple terms buttons. That used to be his outfit, and he wore that up to he wore his paintings uniform: the signature black swimsuit, white blouse, and pink tie. I stayed pals with him for a few years, until eventually the top of his lifestyles. Officiated his funeral. A funeral the place the pallbearers have been me, Rodney’s son Brian, his son-in-law David, manufacturer David Permut, comic Harry Basil, Jim Carrey, Michael Bolton, Rob Schneider, and Adam Sandler. i used to be commemorated to officiate. It’s whatever i used to be regrettably skilled at dealing with. I were requested to officiate by way of his spouse, Joan, and that i desired to be there for his youngsters, Melanie and Brian.

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