Everyone remembers Bob Saget as the dorky father figure from Full House and the equally dorky host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. So it’s a bit of a shock to see what comes out of his mouth when he’s doing stand-up.
The shocking mature audience-only show was quite a departure from the Bob Saget we all grew up with. The vulgar comic starts off his show with a warning because he can imagine that people might be shell-shocked by what he says. He also points out that this is really how he is, that he’s dirty and profane and quite perverted.
One other striking thing about his performance was that he talks a mile a minute and mostly to himself. It’s quite literally like watching someone with multiple personality disorder talk to themselves. It was funny at first to hear him immediately chastise himself for saying bad things, but doing so after every bad word or joke gets old. He constantly tells the audience not to be like he is. Once you get past being a little lost every once in a while, the show is quite enjoyable.
He mocks himself constantly, starting with talking about how much porn was submitted to America’s Funniest Home Videos, and how he kept all of it. Part of his standup includes some acoustic guitar tunes including his famous “Danny Tanner is Not Gay” song that is to the tune of Backstreet Boys’ “I Want it That Way.” The crowd especially loved all the Full House jokes like these because that is where most know him from. He tells many stories about him and cast-mate John Stamos and how they frequently mess with people when they hang out together.
He was also very involved with the audience which always makes a good comedy show. At the beginning of the set, he started talking to a guy in the front row who he picked on incessantly throughout the show. In his ADD manner, it almost seemed like he was obsessed with his favorite audience member, constantly talking to him between jokes and having a fit when he went to the bathroom.
His quick wit was also evident when he caught a girl talking on her cell phone so he tried to talk to the person on the other end, only to conclude that the phone had terrible reception. It was definitely a good comedy show but it’s hard to determine if I was more amused or slightly put off by his spastic demeanor. He’s a great comedian, no doubt, but maybe he needs to be medicated…or perhaps less medicated.