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Bob Saget wants you to know he's here for you

Comedian Bob Saget is connecting with fans on his new podcast, Bob Saget's Here for You, which invites anyone to call in with stories, comments, concerns and even Full House questions.

The comedian's new podcast, Bob Saget's Here for You, has him connecting to fans on a deeper level

'I wanted to do something like my stand-up; I wanted to unify and be there for people,' Saget told q's Tom Power. (ABC)

About three years ago, after seeing how divided the world had become, comedian Bob Saget felt a "righteous indignation" to make people laugh.

"I just wanted to go out and entertain people, not caring what their beliefs were, just trying to bring them together," said Saget in an interview with q host Tom Power.

The Full House star was set to debut an hour of new material on his latest standup tour when the global coronavirus pandemic forced him to cancel it the night before he was supposed to go to Vancouver.

"People were upset and I understand because I don't like disappointing fans. I always have a great time with all the audiences when I go tour Canada."

There are so many good people all over the world and they're not being heard.- Bob Saget

With his tour cancelled, Saget came up with a new podcast called Bob Saget's Here for You, which invites fans to call in to talk about anything they want: stories, comments, concerns and even Full House questions. The idea behind it was simply to help people get through this difficult time.

"I didn't have a pandemic plan — I didn't know we had one," explained Saget. 

"There are so many good people all over the world and they're not being heard. All we see on the news and what we feel for people [is] this anger.… And so I wanted to do something like my standup. I wanted to unify and be there for people."

To get a callback from Saget, fans and followers can dial 562-600-0343 and leave a message in his mailbox. "Hey, it's your friend Bob Saget here," he says in his recorded greeting.

On the podcast, Saget also talks to celebrity guests like Macaulay Culkin, John Mayer and Tiffany Haddish, but what he finds most meaningful are the "one-on-one discussions with people that are suffering."

"A guy and his mom were living in a hotel and had no place to go," recalled Saget. "He sounded destitute and so sad, and he was crying and so appreciative. And I talked to him for like 20 minutes.… When it was done, I just sat there and I went to see my wife in the other room and I just couldn't talk for a little bit. It hit me so emotionally."

Saget said he thinks this will be something he'll "always be doing."

"I'm getting really nice feedback and [people are] very appreciative.

Bob Saget's Here for You is out now, wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes are now being released every Monday and Thursday.


Written by Vivian Rashotte. Interview produced by Vanessa Nigro.

 

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