You may recognize Bob Saget as a successful comedian and Danny Tanner on the hit show, Full House. But, prior to having an estimated net worth of $100 million, and being one of the most infamous comedians and actors in history, Saget was an amateur comedian who had dreams of becoming successful. So, continue below to learn how Saget became the successful comedian he is today.
Early Life and Early Career
Saget was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but spent most of his childhood in California. After graduating high school, Saget attended Temple University, where we majored in film studies. After graduating Temple University, Saget wanted to take graduate courses at the University of Southern California, but decided to focus on his career in comedy and film.
In early 1987, Saget was featured as a part-time cast member on the CBS show, The Morning Program. His performance on that showed caught the attention of the executives of a future show, and led to Saget starring as Danny Tanner in Full House, which was an instant hit. While Saget starred in Full House, he was also featured as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. He starred as Danny Tanner until Full House ended, and he completed his stint on America’s Funniest Home Videos in 1997.
2001 to Present
In the early 2000’s, Saget was featured in various television and films. Around 2005, Saget became to focus on his standup career. He quickly became known as a comedian who isn’t afraid to discuss personal details, as well as racy topics. His 2007 HBO comedy special, That Ain’t Right, was a huge success. Then, from 2005 to 2010, Saget was featured as a recurring role in four episodes of the hit HBO series, Entourage.
In 2007, Saget wrote, directed, and starred in a parody of the documentary, March of the Penguins, which he titled, Farce of the Penguins. One year later, Saget made his Broadway debut, and starred in the musical, The Drowsy Chaperone. His role in that Broadway musical led Saget to getting his own caricature at the infamous Sardi’s Restaurant.
In the most recent years, Saget has become an even more well-known standup comedian. In 2014, he released his book, Dirty Daddy, which chronicled Saget’s career, comedy influences, and general life experiences. Also in 2014, he went on an adults-only standup tour to promote his book. One year later, Saget guest starred in the hit comedy series, Grandfathered, which also stars his Full House co-star, John Stamos.
Most recently, Saget reprised his role as Danny Tanner on the Netflix original series, Fuller House, which is the sequel to the hit show Full House. Aside from his recurring role as Danny Tanner, Saget has performed standup routines across the country, at various venues and comedy clubs. You can catch Saget at one of his standup shows, or you can follow him on Twitter, where he updates his fans on his daily activities, while using it as a vessel for his comedic talent.