This is one entry I’m going to have fun with! I grew up watching Bob Saget as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, and then as single dad Danny Tanner on “Full House.” He was always the cute, wholesome guy with the squeaky-clean comedy routine.
But, there’s an edgier side to Saget that we didn’t get to see in the ’90s very often. In fact, the bio on his official site even claims this: “Yes, Bob Saget starred on two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced, but he’s also an out of his mind, standup comedian for over thirty years.” The actor has a recurring role on HBO’s hit series “Entourage,” and even directed “Farce of the Penguins,” a parody of “March of the Penguins.”
And just when you start to think his edgy side knows no bounds, you read his charity biography. In 2007, Saget used his talent as a voice-over artist for a PC game that raised money for the Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, which helps kids with serious illnesses. He is an avid supporter of animal rights, which shows through his endorsement of causes like the Voice for the Animals Foundation and Much Love.
Saget also donates to Augie’s Quest, the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s ALS branch. Also, Bob is on the board of directors of the Scleroderma Research Foundation, as he lost his sister to this degenerative disease.
So you see, his comedic style may have changed with the times. He is no longer the G-rated bookish type I idolized as a kid. No, he’s more than that. He’s a hero.
A quick shout-out to Kimmy, who is in Orlando! Thanks for the awesome surprise, cuz! I was already missing you much.
And to those of you, all of you with Facebook pages, please post this into your status at least once each day: “POST THIS AS YOUR STATUS IF YOU CARE ABOUT CHILDREN & ADULTS WITH SPINA BIFIDA. Let’s make awareness spread like a wildfire! https://willyoubemyhero.wordpress.com/”
We can totally do this. We just need to get the ball rolling.