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A collection of funny quotes and thoughts by Bob Saget on comedy, celebrity, offensive, pain, denial, love, entertain, laugh, alive, play, confidence, and career.

52 Famous Quotes By Bob Saget That Will Make You Laugh Yourself Silly

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Bob Saget is a renowned American actor, television host, and stand-up comedian. From 1989 to 1997, he hosted ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos.’ In 2014 he was nominated for the ‘Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album,’ for ‘That’s What I’m Talkin’ About.’ Some of his television roles include, ‘Full House,’ ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ in which he provided his voice, ‘Legit,’ ‘Nightcap,’ ‘Strange Days With Bob Saget,’ ‘Robot Chicken,’ and ‘Fuller House,’ a Netflix sequel of ‘Full House.’ We have curated some meaningful quotes and thoughts by Bob Saget that are sure to enlighten you besides tickling your funny bones. Read through the funny and interesting quotes and sayings by Bob Saget which have been amassed from his works, gigs, shows, dialogues, thoughts, interviews, populace utterances and life.

One of the first things I ever did was 'Critical Condition.' That was before 'Full House.' It was a Richard Pryor movie. I didn't have a giant part, but I was in it throughout. I loved the heck out of it.

- Bob Saget

Like with any good art form, if you can entertain people and make them think, it's an honor. It's just an honor to be a comedian.

- Bob Saget

The whole thing for me is that I did 'Full House' and 'America's Funniest Home Videos,' and I look like a dentist, and I'm a dad. Being known as a dirty comedian turned into this weird thing. It's people's image of me.

- Bob Saget

There's just something about the audiences in Detroit that I've always felt connected to. Detroit is different.

- Bob Saget

I think things just happen to people. That's healthier, I feel, than believing there's some grand scheme where your story is already inscribed in the Book of Life. Books get rewritten.

- Bob Saget

Now I've literally become neighborhood watch. I call 911 on people. I'm the old man driving 25-miles-per-hour down Sunset.

- Bob Saget

I had enough therapy to know when I broke it down, it became clearer to me: Yes, comedy was kind of a cleansing thing for me to do.

- Bob Saget

It's still a soft R, but when I watch other people's standup, I'm dumbfounded that people call me dirty. That's only because I did family television.

- Bob Saget

I really love standup because it's something that I've been literally doing for 40 years, which means I'm a thousand years old.

- Bob Saget

People learn English from 'Full House.' Candace's husband, Valeri Bure, he learned to speak English watching it... 'Aw, nuts.' 'You got it, dude.'

- Bob Saget

I wasn't the first choice for the role of Danny Tanner. Betty White was. Not true, but there was another actor whom they had shot the pilot with.

- Bob Saget

I love performing. I love the people. I sound like Liza Minnelli right now, don't I?

- Bob Saget

I've just never been a person that was political or religiously savvy. Except for the fact that I was born Jewish. That gives me 10 circumcision jokes.

- Bob Saget

I have a couple of jokes that are politically oriented, but it just sickens me to do them.

- Bob Saget

I was so depressed for so many years over trying to become a working comedian that my sense of self-worth would plummet.

- Bob Saget

I have nine compartments in my brain, and four of them don't stop.

- Bob Saget

It's interesting to talk to young comedians. I love it because it makes me go, 'Oh, that's how I can be funny.'

- Bob Saget

I've never not felt relevant.

- Bob Saget

When you're famous, you're always famous. It doesn't go away.

- Bob Saget

I never expected to live this long.

- Bob Saget

Soon, I'm going to meet somebody around my own age, and she's going to be smart and beautiful, and I'm going to date her daughter.

- Bob Saget

I never went to camp as a kid. I couldn't get into an Ivy League school. I wouldn't join a biker club.

- Bob Saget

My confidence wavers between being genuine and being insecure.

- Bob Saget

I don't censor myself, but I don't want to force my sick-skewed version of the world, either.

- Bob Saget

25, 30 years ago, that meant something, they were making some money. And they were doing all sorts of comedy, screaming at the audience, basically crowd control. And then there was the whole urban comedy scene.

- Bob Saget

What I have now are good problems of trying to decide and what I really want to do is good work next. My phone's ringing a lot more and I've got nine lines so when it doesn't ring, it's very frustrating.

- Bob Saget

I think Desperate Housewives is a pretty good show, I watch it, I like it and I don't love reality tv that much. I do watch some, I've got three daughters so we'll watch the good stuff, the fun stuff.

- Bob Saget

It's 103 comedians, or however many it is, and how would everyone tell it. It's enough people of substance that it makes you think of the people who aren't there that are alive.

- Bob Saget

Paul Riser tells it in an interesting way; he dissects it and tells the structure, you know, 'you don't mention that part here.' But that's what's interesting about it and the people who are absent are interesting too.

- Bob Saget

The nature of comedy is 'just do it.' But I think what's interesting about it is this joke has been around and why. And it's just saying what's wrong and how wrong can you be if you say it.

- Bob Saget

Yet there are some people - Steve Allen would dissect comedy forever; he's a really funny guy, but he would love talking about comedy. I'm doing it right now and you all seem bored.

- Bob Saget

I think when you dissect a joke too much, you have ruined whatever there is in comedy.

- Bob Saget

I have a feeling I'm going to wake up one day and say 'I can't do dirty stuff anymore, I want to go all clean.' I'll do clean stuff too, I like to entertain people. Then they egged me on; we shot it at The Laugh Factory.

- Bob Saget

It was a JOB; the video show was a JOB; you don't tell the Aristocrats joke at 8 o'clock at night on network tv, it would be funny though. But those guys know I like dirty stuff, I like clean stuff too.

- Bob Saget

I don't roll like that but I've never been with a hooker either. Yeah, that's good to say in an interview cause I feel bad a little because people grew up watching me and that's a little disturbing.

- Bob Saget

Now people want what the movie was about, which is violent comedy. And that's really what The Aristocrats is based on - what will a family do out of desperation.

- Bob Saget

I just did a play in New York which has been my best experience that I've had for maybe ever. It was Paul Weitz's play called Privilege and I was in New York for three months.

- Bob Saget

I have three kids, the oldest is 18 and her friends are going to see it The Aristocrats because they told her they're going to see it, especially her guy friends.

- Bob Saget

I am a fortunate man in that all three of my daughters are exceptional. Very high beings, very smart people, very wonderful and very brilliant, very beautiful. They're all artists.

- Bob Saget

I've taken Midol before. My daughters find that hilarious. I had a headache and cramps, and there were no other pain relievers with caffeine in the house.

- Bob Saget

Unless cameras were rolling, I was pretty much not Danny Tanner.

- Bob Saget

I really love making people laugh.

- Bob Saget

When you've seen a lot of bad stuff and just want to enjoy your life and be happy and have your kids happy and have your friends happy, you just have a value system where it raises the bar on what's important.

- Bob Saget

I become a chameleon for wherever I am.

- Bob Saget

I don't like the negative of reality tv - the 'you're no good, so you have to leave, I choose you, but I thought you really loved me.' It's all about how bad people are and I just hate that. I like Pimp my Ride where someone is helping somebody.

- Bob Saget

As soon as I go into a dark subject, like discussing the people I've loved and lost, I off-road into absurdist comedy perversion. It's both a means of protection and a kind of denial, a blessing and a curse. Wait, it's not a blessing at all. I guess it would be a bad habit and a curse.

- Bob Saget

Celebrity is a word that I find offensive. That's the c-word. I hate it. It means no discernible talent. It means all you want is to be famous. It doesn't mean you're a writer, an actor, a mime. I think I wanna not be a celebrity.

- Bob Saget

I'm doing 5000 seat theaters and audiences are going nuts, it's fantastic and it makes me very happy. I'm dirty, but not like this; I just do comedy that I find funny. I'm working on a new tv show for cable and it's not set up yet.

- Bob Saget

I've had a pilot every single year that didn't sell for the past four years, that'll smack you in the back of the head. I had a really good one last year; I wouldn't have done the play in New York if I had gotten that one.

- Bob Saget

There was this whole middle time that only Chris Rock came out of, you know, 10 years ago it was Chris and a few other people, but that's about it. Chris is in a class of his own; I don't see another comedian who I put in high regard as him.

- Bob Saget

Comedians' first ten minutes usually stay with them the first several years of their career. It's their mission statement. Their disclaimer that lets people know who they are. Or were. It's also a good time to make fun of your name if you have a funny or strange one.

- Bob Saget

I've met so many remarkable people so far, coming up through stand-up all these years, who just aren't alive anymore. Because they are dead. Some really great people who helped change my life and career, people like Richard Pryor, Sam Kinison, Rodney Dangerfield, Johnny Carson.

- Bob Saget