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'Dirty Daddy' Bob Saget on where hurt and humour meet

The longtime entertainer, known for his G-rated and R-rated sides, explores a different duality: the tragedy and comedy of life.

For over three decades, Bob Saget has made a career on a certain kind of duality. On one hand: the G-rated star of two of the biggest family TV shows of the 90s -- Full House and America's Funniest Home Videos. On the other: a whip smart stand-up comic, director and provocateur with a penchant for below the belt humour. 

But Saget doesn't see that duality as the most important in his life. 

In his new memoir -- Dirty Daddy: the Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian -- the entertainer explores a different duality: the tragedy and comedy of life. 

He joins Jian to reflect on the heart-breaking losses he's experienced throughout his journey, and why he's always found a place for humour in the darkness.

"The gallows humour is what pulled us all through," he said of his family's affinity for blue humour.

Want more Saget? Watch the American entertainer's 2011 visit to Studio Q in on YouTube or in the window embedded below.

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