John Stamos and Jim Carrey join in night of laughter and tears for new Netflix tribute to late comedian Bob Saget
‘Bob Saget wasn’t something that was taken away from us, he was something that was given to us.’ That was the salute from Jim Carrey, 60, in a trailer for a new Netflix special honoring the late comedian, Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute.
After the funny man died in January, his friends, including The Mask star, along with John Stamos, Chris Rock, Paul Rodriguez and many others, gathered together at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles to pay tribute.
And they decided to tape it. The result is a new Netflix special which debuts June 10.
Tribute: Bob Saget’s legacy has been honored by his friends in a new Netflix special about the late comedian, who died in January at the age of 65
Gift: Jim Carrey, 60, said ‘Bob Saget wasn’t something that was taken away from us, he was something that was given to us’
In the funny and moving preview for the posthumous salute, Bob’s Full House co-star, John Stamos, 58, read what he said was the last text he received from his friend.
‘I wanna read my last text from Bob. He said, “I love you so much. I will say that God gave me the brother that I wanted.”’
‘I said, “Well, you have a lot of God-given brothers, but I’m first, right?”’
Brothers: John Stamos, 58, read a text from his Full House co-star told him, ‘I love you so much. I will say that God gave me the brother that I wanted’
Full House: The two actors formed a bond when they worked together on the sitcom Full House from 1987-1995 and on Fuller House from 2016-2020
‘He said, “Mayer is an amazing friend, but he’s more fair-weather. You’re always there, so you’re No. 1.”’
The Gravity singer can be seen laughing and clapping at the gag.
When it was his turn to take the mic the Grammy winner said, ‘He accepted us and acceptance is the boring part of love, but it’s just as important.’
Acceptance: Gravity singer John Stamos sang his late friend’s praises, saying, ‘He accepted us’
Dark humor: ‘I think it’s sad,’ quipped Chris Rock, 57, ‘that (expletive) had to die to get Jim Carrey back on stage’
Best friend: Paul Rodriguez revealed the late comic made everyone feel like his best friend
‘I think it’s sad,’ quipped Chris Rock, 57, ‘that (expletive) had to die to get Jim Carrey back on stage.’
Saget’s wife, Kelly Rizzo, also took paid honored her late husband, telling the crowd, ‘The most important thing to him, she said, was belonging to this club, to this group, to being a comedian.’
Bob Saget was on a comedy tour in Florida when he died in his sleep at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando January 9 after accidentally sustaining blunt head trauma. He was 65.
Comedy: Bob’s wife, Kelly Rizzo-Saget, spoke of how much her late husband enjoyed being a comedian
Debut: The Netflix special is scheduled to debut June 10 on Netflix