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Comedian and TV dad Bob Saget gets dirty at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 21

Comedian and TV dad Bob Saget gets dirty at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Aug. 21
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From a press release:

Bob Saget may have starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced (“Full House” and “Americas Funniest Home Videos”), but he’s also been a crazy 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 when Saget embraces his dark side.

That side will be on full display when he performs at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sunday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m.

Tickets, which are $29.50, $35, and $45, go on sale this Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at sandseventcenter.com, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem), ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

From directing MGM’s cult favorite feature film “Dirty Work” to directing and producing the highly acclaimed ABC television movie “For Hope” to starring in the critically acclaimed Paul Weitz off-Broadway play “Privilege to 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. And then came the hit NBC quiz show “1 vs. 100,” where Bob 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. And in 2009, his sitcom “Surviving Suburbia” aired on ABC.

For many years now, Saget has been a proud board member of the Scleroderma Research Foundation. A couple times every year, 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 $35 million for the SRF.

He 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.

Three 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.

His 2013 one-hour stand-up special, “That’s What I’m Talkin’ About,” was nominated for a Grammy 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, download, and on Netflix.

Saget’s first book is a New York Times Best Seller – “Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian” was released on April 8, 2014 to critical acclaim with Vanity Fair, calling it, “Hilarious and at times heartbreaking.” It’s available in audio as well, recorded by Saget himself.

He just finished a successful nine-week run on Broadway in the Tony-nominated play “Hand to God.” In January, he guest starred on John Stamos’ Fox series “Grandfathered,” and he can now be seen in the Netflix series “Fuller House,” which premiered on Feb. 26.