Comedian and TV dad Bob Saget tells dirty jokes at Mt. Airy Casino in Mt. Pocono on Feb. 3
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 “America’s Funniest Home Videos”), but he has also been an out-of-his-mind, 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 in Gypsies Lounge at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.
Tickets, which are $45 and $60, plus fees, are on sale now and can be purchased via ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Mount Airy Casino Resort box office (312 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono).
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 he 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 $45 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.
A few 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.
In January of 2016, he finished a very fulfilling and successful nine-week run on Broadway in the Tony-nominated play “Hand To God,” playing the part of a Lutheran minister, Pastor Greg. That year, he also co-starred in a film, “A Stand Up Guy,” and finished his run on the first and then the second season of the mega-hit Netflix series “Fuller House,” which premiered on Netflix worldwide. Season 3 of “Fuller House” is presently shooting, and Saget is once again having a great deal of fun with his TV family.
He just completed directing and acting in the independent film “Benjamin” with an amazing ensemble cast: Rob Corddry, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kevin Pollak, Cheri Oteri, Dave Foley, Max Burkholder, Clara Mamet, David Hull, Jonny Weston, and Peri Gilpin. The film was written by Joshua Turek and produced by Nicholas Tabarrok.
In this original dark comedy, Ed (Saget), reluctantly calls together an oddball assortment of friends and family to intervene on the supposed drug habit of his 15-year-old son, Benjamin (Max Burkholder). What quickly follows is a night of finger-pointing, petty thievery, adulterous backstabbing, and a seesaw of crooked emotional revelations, all leading to the misguided but sincere attempt to heal this dysfunctional family.
Saget’s new hour stand-up special was shot in Brooklyn at the Williamsburg Hall of Music back in May. “Zero to Sixty” premiered worldwide on Nov. 14 on multiple digital platforms, including Amazon, iTunes, Comcast, AT&T, Charter, DirecTV, Dish, Google Play, and many others. It’s available in movie form as well as a comedy album.
He’s presently finishing post-production on “Benjamin,” coming out in 2018, and is still adding stand-up tour dates throughout North America.