Bob Saget opened up about his evolutionary approach to comedy, an influential mentor, and his years as a student at Temple University in Philadelphia in what would be his last interview before his shocking death at the age of 65 year.
The Full House star and comedian was found dead Sunday in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, officials at the Sheriff’s Office in Orange County, Florida tweeted, adding that there was ” no sign of crime or drug use in this case. “
Saget appeared on News4JAX on Wednesday to promote his show Saturday at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Jacksonville during his I Don’t Do Negative Comedy tour.
The latest: Bob Saget opened up about his evolutionary approach to comedy, an influential mentor, and his days as a student at Temple University in Philadelphia in what would be his last interview before his shocking death at the age 65.
He hooked up with News4JAX presenter Bruce Hamilton, whom he knew from Temple University, telling Hamilton, “I just remember you, we went to Temple.”
Saget became emotional when asked about Lew Klein, the late American bandstand producer and Temple University professor, who died aged 91 in June 2019.
“You’re going to make me cry, he was like a father to me,” Saget said of Klein, noting that he had helped him break into show business by getting him an internship on The Mike Douglas Show.
“It was my first indoctrination into show business, I was 19,” said Saget, praising Klein for his attention to students in an educational career that spanned more than six decades.
“Lew Klein cared about the students so much, I had a few of these professors,” Saget said. “When you have a teacher like that in your life it is a real gift, anyone watching who knows what I am saying, my two sisters were teachers and there is nothing like it if you are a good teacher and that he literally helped me, and he was talking to me and then we lost him not that long ago, which is very sad.
He hooked up with News4JAX presenter Bruce Hamilton, whom he knew from Temple University, telling Hamilton, “I just remember you, we went to Temple”
In the interview, Saget said he was excited about his next trip to the Sunshine State, where he had fond memories.
“I’m leaving tomorrow to be there so that I can be, I go to Orlando and then I come straight to Jacksonville, I think it’s my third time in Jacksonville in about a year,” Saget said. “We comedians have to go where the comedy is strong and I had a good time in Florida, and I’m going back, it’s really a beautiful theater too, it’s small.”
Saget told Hamilton his style of comedy had evolved in recent years because he was not “as blue as [he] used to be on stage.
“I really like to stand up now more than ever, and I don’t talk about politics, I don’t talk about religion, I just want to make people laugh and I don’t want dissent in the play,” he said. he declared. “I just want people to have a good time and have a good night, I’m getting ready to do a new stage so we have to hit the road.”
Saget said his comedy style was “really a different version” of himself, adding “I love it”.
Saget told Hamilton how he continued to work in his acting career throughout the pandemic, which included his Bob Saget podcast Here For You, which he started at the start of the pandemic in April 2020.
He said he loved doing his podcast and hosted “amazing guests” for “great conversations” on the platform.
“I love doing it,” he said. “Wherever you are you make people feel better, and that’s my job, and we get to the nitty-gritty sometimes, but it also depends if I have a comedian on… that’s really a thing. fun to do. “
Saget said his latest comedy style was “really a different version” of himself, adding “I love it”
Saget gave Hamilton his first live-action comedy gig since shutting down as part of Dave Chappelle’s series in Yellow Springs, Ohio in the summer of 2020.
“Once I was able to get out safely, I did,” he said. “There’s nothing like it, I’ve been doing it for over 40 years, I did it when we first met, it was stand up.”
Hamilton wrote of the interview on his Twitter page on Wednesday, “I loved talking to Bob and talking about our days at Temple U. Not just a typical interview for me. Great personal conversation.”
In what would be his last social media post, Saget said he played a two-hour set in Jacksonville on Saturday in front of a “grateful audience.”
On his Twitter page on Wednesday, Hamilton wrote of the interview: “I loved talking to Bob and talking about our days at Temple U. Not just a typical interview for me. Great personal conversation”
In what would be his last social media post, Saget said he played a two-hour set in Jacksonville on Saturday in front of a “grateful audience”
An audience member on the Saturday show posted a memorial on Saget’s social media, People reported.
“Wow, what an HONOR it was to attend Bob’s last comedy show and the last moments on this earth,” said the person. “Bob was almost two hours over his normal playing time and made everyone feel loved, he made jokes applicable to all ages and all political parties.
“Time and time again he has stressed the importance of this world needing more comedy and finding more common ground with everyone around you.”