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Gettin' Busy With Bob


Bob Saget's unlikely reinvention continues. And it's a wonder Saget has found any spare time to do stand-up shows, like the one at Playhouse Square tonight. The former Full House star and erstwhile host of America's Funniest Home Videos came out last year as a potty-mouthed joke-teller in The Aristocrats and as a pot-smoking whore-lover on Entourage. Now he's lined up a slew of new roles — from game-show MC to dramatic-TV actor to big-screen parodist.

Saget hosts NBC's new hit game show 1 vs. 100, and says he welcomes the return to a weekly TV gig. "I really didn't want to do something like this again," he says. "But they told me I could just do what I do. They weren't going to censor me. I mean, I'm not going to do the Aristocrats joke . . . " Saget also has a rare dramatic turn coming up on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, in which he plays an obssessive husband. "Then he finds out [his wife's] been cheating on him," says Saget. "I'm not allowed to talk about it. Let's just say I give birth to a stem cell at the end."

Additionally, Saget is putting the finishing touches on Farce of the Penguins, a feature-length parody of March of the Penguins, in which he and a bunch of pals (including Christina Applegate, Lewis Black, and Dane Cook) add voices to a bunch of snow-covered nature footage. But unlike his ad libbed commentary on America's Funniest Home Videos, Saget says, Farce isn't for little ones. "It's a stoner movie," he says.

This is the busiest Saget has been since he had a monopoly on Friday-night TV back in the early '90s. "It's not like I'm intentionally doing all these things," he says. "They just came to me. It's not like I said, 'Hey, I'm gonna host a game show, then I'm gonna play a cadaver, and then I'm gonna put out an R-rated stoner penguin movie.'"
Sat., Nov. 11, 8 p.m.

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