Bob Saget discussed his future plans for a new stand-up special in one of his last interviews before his unexpected death at 65.
The comedian was found dead in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida, hours after performing a comedy show. Turns out, Saget was on tour hoping to create the perfect 90-minute special he could hang his hat on and be proud of.
The comedian and actor appeared on Real Radio / WTKS-FM’s “The Monsters in the Morning” on January 5 and 6, where he spoke about how important it was for him to shoot a comedy special. During his first appearance, he sarcastically explained how sad he can be when comedians with more to do die too soon, specifically referring to comedian Ralphie May, who died in 2017.
It wasn’t long before the conversation turned to Saget’s own career.
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“I don’t stop. I have people who say ‘you better retire’, but I didn’t even do what I came here to do,” said Saget. “In terms of directing, in terms of doing a really good special stand-up that I’m really, really, really proud of, that’s what I’m working towards now. That’s why I’m on tour. ”
He noted that he previously smoked a cigar with comedian Bill Burr and discussed all he needed to do, joking that Burr said, “Well, you better hurry!”
During his second appearance on the show, Saget offered a bit more information on what he wanted the theme of his next stand-up special to be, noting that he currently ends his shows with a song titled ” I Don’t Do Negative “. He revealed that he hopes this is the title of everything he created next.
“It’s harder to be positive, it’s pretty easy to go down the negative rabbit hole,” he explained. “Because everyone is in pain, everyone is mad at something. If they have all the money in the world, they are mad at their ex, or they want something they don’t have. If they have nothing, they are mad because they have nothing People are sick.
He continued, “I just tried to bring in all the positive energy I could get. It seems so boring to people that I hate to analyze it, but it’s true. I can’t stand the screaming. I can’t stand the screaming. can not turn on the information, regardless of the channel.
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Saget later added that the new 90 minutes he hoped to film was indeed the thing he would be most proud of, even calling it “better than anything I’ve ever done.”
Unfortunately, it looks like he won’t be able to film the series and present it to the world.
Elsewhere in the long pair of interviews, Saget discussed his philosophy on comedy.
“I just want people to have a good time, and that’s my job, is for them to go out and say ‘man, I feel so much better’,” he said.
He concluded: “You can make people laugh and it might not be their cup of tea, but you are doing something good for people. That’s why I am doing it,” Saget said during the interview. “We all have the same joke, that laughter is the best medicine – no, it’s actually Percocet. Everyone has one version of that. Well, the other is when they say, you know, if you could just make a person laugh, you’re a really crappy comic. “
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed in a tweet on Sunday that Saget was found dead in an Orlando hotel.
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Earlier today, MPs were called to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for a call regarding an unconscious man in a hotel room. The man was identified as Robert Saget and pronounced deceased on the spot. Detectives found no signs of foul play or drug use in this case, ” the tweet read.
Earlier that night, Saget tweeted after a particularly good stand-up show in Jacksonville that he was excited to perform again.
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“I didn’t know I did a two hour set tonight,” Saget shared. “I’m back in acting like I was when I was 26. Guess I find my new voice and love every moment. Well, see you in two weeks on January 28th and 29th @ pbimprov with my brother @therealmikeyoung – And check out BobSaget.com for my dates in 2022 – – Go everywhere until I get the special photo. And then probably keep going because I’m addicted to this shit. Peace outside . “
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