Talib Kweli & Bob Saget On ‘Full House,’ Richard Pryor, Olsens, Cancel Culture | People’s Party Full
In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli,” Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with stand-up comedian, actor, television host and director:
Here’s what we got to discuss with one of America’s G.O.A.T. TV Dads:
• When he knew he wanted to be a comedian.
• how being raised by two hard working parents impacted his own work ethic.
• Early aspirations of becoming a doctor and the teacher that changed his life.
• Ditching college to work at The Comedy Store in LA.
• Getting gangrene in his appendix at age 21 and it almost killing him.
• His iconic stand-up spot on Rodney Dangerfield’s Young Comedians Special
• Bob’s close friendship with Rodney Dangerfiend as well as Sam Kinison.
• Exploring the origin story of the legendary sitcom ‘Full House’.
• Becoming friends with Richard Pryor on the set of ‘Critical Condition’.
• What it was like during the years of hosting ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’.
• Why ‘Full House’ was cancelled while it remained so insanely popular.
• The bazaar “memory loss” finale episode of the show.
• His love and admiration of the Olsen sisters.
• Discussion of the show reboot: ‘Fuller House’.
• Feelings on Lori Loughlin following the college admissions scandal.
• The modern-day cancel culture take-over.
• Old jokes that would get a comedian cancelled if told today.
• Bob and Talib’s own experiences with people trying to cancel them.
• Dave Chappelle being beloved by such a diverse group of people.
• Bob cracking the code on how to get a stoned crowd laughing.
• Talib having to relearn his own songs after returning to the stage post-covid.
• A covid outbreak at Dave Chappelle’s Summer Comedy Camp.
• The underrated greatness of the film ‘Dirty Work’ and the potential for a sequel.
• His experiences narrating for the sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother’.
• Bob’s comedy specials, ‘Zero To Sixty’ and ‘That’s What I’m Talkin’ About’.
• Breaking down his describing fame as the Big Bird suit.
• When Bob gained the courage to say no to producers and writers.
• Bob drops a few bars from his rap ‘Rollin’ With Saget’.
• The racist history behind the US adopting the word marijuana.
• He details the sh*ttiest gig he ever had.
• Taking his mantra from the film ‘Blues Brothers’
• Finding silver linings during the unprecedented times we’re living in
• People unifying despite their differences if we were attacked by aliens.
• Bob’s emotional experience of watching the film ‘Crash’ with his daughter
• Talk about the afrofuturistic film ‘Cosmic Slop’.