Bob Saget spoke about his evolving approach to comedy, an influential mentor, and his days as a student at Philadelphia Temple University in what would be his final interview prior to his shocking death at age 65.
The Full House star and comedian was found dead Sunday in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, tweeted officials from Orange County, Florida, the sheriff's office, adding that there was 'no evidence of unfair play or drug use in this case'.
The case appeared Wednesday on News4JAX to promote his show Saturday at Jacksonville's Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on his I Don't Do Negative Comedy Tour.
The latest: Bob Saget spoke about his evolving approach to comedy, an influential mentor and his days as a student at Philadelphia Temple University in what would be his last interview prior to his shocking death at the age of 65
He was linked to News4JAX anchor Bruce Hamilton, whom he knew from Temple University, and told Hamilton, 'I just remember you, we went to Temple.'
The case became emotional when asked about Lew Klein, the late American Bandstand producer and Temple University professor who died at the age of 91 in June 2019.
"You want to make me cry, he was like a father to me," Saget said of Klein, noting that he helped him break into the show business by getting him an internship at The Mike Douglas Show.
"It was my first indoctrination in show business, I was 19," Saget said, praising Klein for his care for students in an educational career that spanned more than six decades.
"Lew Klein cared so much about the students, I've had a few of those teachers," Saget said. 'When you get such a teacher in your life, it's a real gift, anyone who sees who knows what I'm saying both my sisters were teachers and there's nothing like it if you're a good teacher and he helped me literally and he wanted to talk to me and then we lost him not so long ago which is very sad. '
He was linked to News4JAX anchor Bruce Hamilton, whom he knew from Temple University, and told Hamilton: 'I just remember you, we went to Temple'
In the interview, Saget said he was excited about his upcoming trip to Sunshine State, where he had fond memories.
"I'm leaving tomorrow to be there so I can be, I'm going to Orlando and then I'm coming straight to Jacksonville, I think it's my third time in Jacksonville in about a year," Saget said. "We comedians have to go where the comedy is high and I've had good times in Florida and I'm going back, it's really a nice theater too, it's small."
The case told Hamilton that his comedy style had evolved in recent years when he was not 'as blue as [he] used to stand on stage.
"I really love doing standup now, more than I've ever done, and I'm not talking politics, I'm not talking religion, I just want to make people laugh, and I do not want disagreement in space," he said. 'I just want to make people have fun and have a good night on the town, I'm getting ready to do a new special so we're on our way.'
The case said his comic style was 'really a different version' of himself, adding 'I love it.'
The case told Hamilton about how he continued to work throughout his comedy career throughout the pandemic, which included his podcast Bob Saget's Here For You, which he began in the early days of the April 2020 pandemic.
He said he loved making his podcast and that he had welcomed 'amazing guests' to 'great conversations' on the platform.
"I just love doing it," he said. 'Wherever you are, you make people feel better, and that's my job, and we get into it all sometimes, but it also depends on whether I have a comedian on ... it's really one fun things to do. '
The case said his latest comic style was 'really a different version' of himself, adding 'I love it'
The case told Hamilton his first live-comedy concert since the closure came as part of Dave Chappelle's series in Yellow Springs, Ohio in the summer of 2020.
"When I was able to get safely out there, I did," he said. 'There's nothing like it. I've been doing it for over 40 years, I did it when we met who did stand up.'
On his Twitter page on Wednesday, Hamilton wrote about the interview: 'Loved talking to Bob and talking about our days in Temple U. Not just a typical interview for me. Great personal chat. '
In what would become his last post on social media, Saget said he had staged a two-hour set in Jacksonville Saturday for an 'appreciative audience.'
On his Twitter page on Wednesday, Hamilton wrote about the interview: 'Loved talking to Bob and talking about our days in Temple U. Not just a typical interview for me. Great personal chat '
In what would be his last post on social media, Saget said he had performed a two-hour set in Jacksonville Saturday for an 'appreciative audience'
An audience member at Saturday's show posted a memorial on Case's social media, People reported.
"Wow, what an HONOR it was to witness Bob's last comedy show and last moments on this earth," the person said. 'Bob went almost two hours over his normal set time and made the whole audience feel loved, he made jokes that applied to all ages and political parties.
"Again and again, he stressed the importance of this world needing more comedy and finding more common ground with everyone around you."