Video from a Live Talks Los Angeles talk with Bob Saget in conversation with Kelly Oxford discussing his book, "Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian." Talk took place at The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica on April 17, 2014. For more information on upcoming events and videos, visit: livetalksla.org
Bob Saget is a Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian, actor, director, writer, producer, and television host who has been performing for more than thirty years. In his memoir, Saget, the decidedly irreverent stand-up comedian and beloved TV star, delivers uproarious, uncensored, and heartfelt stories from a life in entertainment and beyond.
Millions of viewers know and love Bob Saget from his role as the sweetly neurotic father on the smash hit Full House, and as the charming wisecracking host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. And then there are the legions of fans who can’t get enough of his scatological, out-of-his-mind stand-up routines, comedy specials, and outrageously profane performances in such shows as HBO’s Entourage and the hit documentary The Aristocrats. In his bold and wildly entertaining publishing debut, Bob continues to embrace his dark side and gives readers the book they have long been waiting for—hilarious and often dirty yet warm and disarmingly sincere.
Bob talks about the connection between humor and pain, offering insights into his own life, including the deaths of his beloved sisters. He pays homage to the people who shaped and inspired him: his mom, Dolly; his father, Ben (the comedy influence who instilled his love of “sick silliness”); and the teacher who told him, “You need to make people laugh,” as well as legendary comedians such as Richard Pryor, David Letterman, Billy Crystal, and Robin Williams.
Bob believes there’s a time and a place for filth and immature humor—and for gentle family comedy. Dirty Daddy is packed with both, from his never-before-heard stories of what really went on behind the scenes of two of the most successful family shows of all times, with costars like John Stamos, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Ashley Olsen, to his liberating experience in The Aristocrats, his Comedy Central roast, and his role of playing an extreme version of himself on Entourage. Bob opens up about his career, his reputation for sick humor, his pride and love for Full House, and how he’s come to terms with the fame of being DT—”Danny Tanner.” Throughout, he shares tales of close friends and colleagues like Rodney Dangerfield and Don Rickles, and recalls his experiences with show business legends, including Johnny Carson and George Carlin.
The book is a blend of silliness, vulgarity, wit, and heart, Dirty Daddy reveals Bob Saget as never before—a man who loves being funny and making people laugh above all else.
Kelly Oxford is the bestselling author of Everything is Perfect When You’re a Liar which Interview magazine called, “a hilariously mortifying memoir.” Kelly has written for such publications at GQ, Playboy, Variety, and Flare (Canada) and has sold multiple screenplays that are in development with, NBC, FOX, CBS, Anonymous Content, Legendary, and Warner Brothers. On screen she recently filmed cameos for a forthcoming untitled Cameron Crowe film and the Syfy Network’s Sharknado 2; she fully expects her scenes to be cut from both. Originally from Edmonton, Canada, she currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children. Follow Kelly on Twitter and Instagram (@kellyoxford) and Tumblr (kellyoxford.tumblr.com)