Most of us know Bob Saget as that wonderful single father on “Full House,” who, by the end of every episode, would teach his girls some sweet little life lesson. Some may recognize him as the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” where he would crack wholesome one-liners about the silly people on the show.
The Bob Saget visiting Quinnipiac on Oct. 2 is not that guy.
It takes only 30 seconds of listening to his stand-up to see the kind of person he is now: foul, raunchy and inconsiderate. I am not a prude of any sort and I do honestly enjoy a good dirty joke. But he really crosses some lines that no one wants to hear out loud.
It may be that seeing such a familiar face say such terrible things is disturbing, but regardless of his past, Saget should really reconsider what comes out of his mouth.
Two minutes through one of his stand-up routines, he has said the F-word 11 times. This foul language accompanies so-called “jokes” about male body parts and his sexual relations with women, slurring his words the whole time.
The only thing I will give him credit for is apologizing to the audience for his behavior. He claims that he is so messed up after doing family shows for so long that this is his resulting persona. But an excuse like that can only get you so far.
This is not the kind of talk that should be echoing throughout our TD Bank Sports Center. There are plenty of comedians out there who are able to keep a somewhat-clean stand-up. In fact, those of you who were here last year, do you remember voting on who we’d like to see perform? Jeff Dunham the ventriloquist and Kathy Griffin were among the many who apparently lost to Saget.
I think many people voted for him because they knew his name and loved “Full House”—they had no idea of the kind of filth that seepa from his lips. I understand that the Student Programming Board wants to give us, the students, as many choices for our fall and spring shows as possible, but perhaps nominating a comedian that comes with warning labels is not the best idea.
So for those of you who get offended easily — and not so easily — think twice before stepping into The Bank on Oct. 2. And to those who have already bought your tickets, I hope you know what you got yourselves into.