In life and in death, comedian Bob Saget brings people together.
In an upcoming Netflix special titled ‘Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute,’ his wide circle of Hollywood stars gathered in Los Angeles to remember their late friend, who died suddenly in January 2022 after a fall in a bedroom. of hotel.
In the tribute – filmed at the iconic Los Angeles spot The Comedy Store during “Netflix is a Joke” festival earlier this year – Saget’s celebrity pals and widow Kelly Rizzo-Saget remember the late comedian and s come out of it the best way they know how: with laughter.
Set to premiere on June 10, the streaming giant has released a trailer for the special, which features John Stamos, Jeff Ross, Chris Rock, Jim Carrey, John Mayer, Darren Criss, Mike Binder, Jackson Browne, Seth Green , Mike Young, Michael Keaton, Candace Cameron Bure, Dave Coulier, Dave Chappelle, Tim Allen, Paul Rodriguez, Jon Lovitz, as well as Saget’s daughters, Lara and Aubrey.
Rizzo-Saget appears to take the stage at one point to talk about her late husband.
“The most important thing for him was to belong to this club, to this group, to be an actor,” she says in the video.
In the trailer, Stamos takes the stage and reveals the last text he received from Saget.
“I want to read my last text from Bob. He says, ‘I love you so much. I’ll say God gave me the brother I always wanted,'” Stamos says. “I said, ‘Well, you have a lot of God-given brothers, but I’m the first, right? “”
“And he said, ‘(John) Mayer is an amazing friend, but he’s got better weather. You’re still here, so you’re number one. “”
Mayer, who is also featured in the special, can be seen onstage behind Stamos laughing.
Stamos and Saget became close friends when they starred together on “Full House” from 1987 to 1995.
Stamos, in his eulogy at Saget’s funeral in January, echoed those sentiments about brotherhood.
“Bob, I will never, ever have another friend like you,” he said at the time. “You will always be my best friend. You are my new guardian angel – a guardian angel with the dirtiest mouth and a heart as big and caring as ever.
Elsewhere in his speech, Stamos spoke about how his close friend looked “alive” in his last post before his untimely death.
The late comedian had posted hours before, writing how happy he was to be back on the road.
“When I saw his last Instagram post, my first thought was that he looked too ‘alive’ to die a few hours later,” Stamos said. “But I guess it’s true. We should all want to “die alive”. We don’t want to be filled with regret and remorse, forgotten and rejected. We want to be overwhelmed with the privilege and generosity of doing what we do best.
“Bob felt young, full of energy, grateful and appreciated… He died bright and fierce,” Stamos said.
In the next special, it’s clear that this is how Saget’s friends will also remember him.
“Bob wasn’t something taken from us, he was something given to us,” Jim Carrey says in the clip.
“I hope everyone here either had Bob as a friend like that, or one day a friend like Bob,” adds comedian Jeff Ross.
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