Bob Saget, Famous Comedian With Local Ties, Takes His Stand Up On the Road

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Bob Saget, the famous comedian who graduated from Abington Senior High School, is bringing his stand-up act close to where it all began for him, writes Ryan Loughlin for the Atlantic City Weekly.

This weekend he will be performing in Atlantic City, New Jersey, where his grandparents lived.

Despite being best known for his television work, Saget began his career as a stand-up comic in his teens. By his 20’s, he landed a gig working for Stephen Starr, a then-entertainment promoter in Philadelphia.

“I was lucky to be starting out in the Philly area, because with audiences in Philly and New Jersey, you gotta work,” said Saget. “If they think you stink, you are going to hear it.”

After years of performing at various comedy clubs, he got his big break when he was cast as Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom “Full House” in 1987.

“It took 13 years of stand-up for me to get that job on ‘Full House,’” he recalled.

Today, after eight seasons on the show and many more hosting America’s Funniest Home Videos, he is back to his first love, stand-up comedy.

Read more about Bob Saget at the Atlantic City Weekly by clicking here.

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