The Bob Saget tribute from the Comedy Store in January is coming to Netflix

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Following the untimely death of Bob Saget, innumerable tributes to the late comedian came pouring in from friends, family, and fans. One of the more memorable memorials happened at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, where a spoil of stars gathered to honor their compatriot in comedy. Mike Binder, one of Saget’s best friends, recently revealed on the Dystopia Tonight With John Poveromo podcast that Netflix will air the Comedy Store Bob Saget tribute.

Netflix has yet to reveal a premiere date for the special, but we’ve heard it will be a part of the streamer’s first-ever Netflix is a Joke Fest, which is happening in several Los Angeles venues in late April.

The Bob Saget tribute was also a fundraiser for the Scleroderma Research Foundation. Hosts for the event included Saget’s friends John Stamos, John Mayer, and Jeffrey Ross. There to present during the tribute were Jim Carrey, Michael Keaton, Jackson Browne, Jon Lovitz, Seth Green, Mike Young, Jodie Sweetin, Paul Rodriguez, Binder, and Bryon Allen.

Saget’s widow, Kelly Rizzo, was moved by the tribute and said that “paying tribute to my legendary and incredible husband on stage at The Comedy Store where his career began over 40 years ago was the honor of my life. I know he would’ve gotten a huge kick out of me being up on stage there backed up by Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, jeff Ross, John Mayer, and John Stamos — I know it made him smile big.”

Ross also commented, “After Bob’s fancy funeral, we threw him a small impromptu punk rock shiva upstairs at The Comedy Store. We laughed and cried for four hours. Tonight we are doing it again in the Main Room for his friends and family. If Bob ever made you smile and you have it in your heart or wallet, please donate to the Scleroderma Research Foundation. It’s a terrible disease that mostly affects women. Finding a cure is a mission that meant a lot to Bob personally.”

Stamos also joined the chorus with an outpouring of affection for Bob as well as the efforts of his dear friends by saying, “Being respected in the stand-up comedy world was everything to Bob. And the outpouring of love and respect that he got Sunday night at The Comedy Store really proved that he was at the top of his game!” Stamos added, “He would’ve been so proud to see the celebration we put together for him. Chris Rock, Jim Carrey, and Libne Raquel produced. John Mayer and I cobbled together a jam band. Jeff Ross, Jackson Browne, Darren Criss, so many family, and friends — hopefully, you’ll all get to see it someday. Mike Binder working on a special. But for now, the tributes and memorials are over. And we face, head-fucking-on, the harsh reality of going through life without Bob and his love and laughter. Not going to be easy.”

There is no date for Netflix’s Bob Saget tribute just yet, but we’ll be sure to keep you informed.

Source: Dystopia Tonight! with Jon Poveromo

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.