Saturday, July 19, 2014
Bob Saget interview
Bob Saget is a total mensch. For proof, read below. After one LA-alt comic would only agree to an email interview because he's apparently too good to talk to an actual human (against my newspaper's rules) and another one crapped out on an agreed time, we had to scramble. The problem was we had only the following day to speak. And that following day was July 4th, which is kind of a big deal in the United States, I understand. But Bob Saget was available and eager to talk. There was no publicist cutting in after 15 minutes to tell me I had two questions left. Just mana a mano. We spoke for 50 minutes and could have gone longer. That's a pro. We talked about Rodney Dangerfield, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas, Don Rickles, Norm Macdonald, Full House reunions, his Comedy Central roast, and he reveals that Dave Coulier wasn't the (only) man in Alanis Morrissette's song afterall. And, of course, his new book Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian.
"Everything's competitive if you make it so. I like hanging out with comedians as long as they're not trying to out-do each other. That's just a bunch of chest-butting. I'm not into chest-butting. I don't mind it if a woman does it!"
– Bob Saget
: Good, so am I. So this is perfect. Twenty years ago we didn't have this luxury.
: Really? What was it for?
"I was so honoured how my core group responded to it. My mom was able to read half of it and then she said, 'I can't read anymore'. Her eyes started to fail. I think it was to her benefit because it started to get into the chapters of things I shouldn't have done, which is like drinking and driving, and relationships I'd rather not talk about. I don't think she needed to read that."
– Bob Saget
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