Bob Saget: It’s Still a Shock How Gross He’ll Get

You could always tell, if you looked closely, that Bob Saget really was dying inside with every cheesy joke ABC shoved in his mouth before tapings of America’s Funniest Home Videos. He’d parrot some lame line, then arch his eyebrows and sigh. We both know I’m full of shit, it seemed to say. Little did viewers at the time know Saget would wind up singing “My Dog Licked My Balls” during his HBO special, or stealing “The Aristocrats” with the perviest among pervy telling of the titular (tee-hee) joke. “I have so much family television I have Tourette’s now,” he says on stage, before launching into a expletive-laced routine about… expletives. We knew he wasn’t strictly a network puppet, sure, but we didn’t know he was a full-blown sick bastard.

“What do I hate most about Bob Saget?” comic Alonzo Bodden said before Saget’s Comedy Central roast. “The fact that people think he’s a nice guy. And he’s filthy.” Maybe he is a nice guy (he does stump for scleroderma research, e.g.) and maybe he is filthy. Maybe he’s even nice and filthy. Just remember not to take your mom, even if she begs to see that all-American erstwhile introducer of testicular collisions. Catch Saget at the Palm Beach Improv (550 S. Rosemary Ave., Suite 250, West Palm Beach) at City Place on Friday at 8 and 10:30 p.m., and Saturday at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Tickets cost $37. Call 561-833-1812 or visit
Fri., Aug. 7, 8 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 8, 7 & 9:15 p.m., 2009

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