Comedian Bob Saget died in January, and fans and friends of the Full House star continue to honor him. A televised special of Saget’s memorial at the Comedy Store is coming to Netflix, where fans can get an inside look at the touching tribute to “America’s Dad.” Here’s everything we know so far about the memorial special.
Bob Saget’s famous friends held a ‘punk rock shiva’ memorial for him at The Comedy Store
On Jan. 9, Bob Saget was found dead in his hotel room in Orlando, Florida, while on a stand-up comedy tour. The 65-year-old comedian’s cause of death was unknown for one month as officers conducted an investigation.
On Feb. 9, Saget’s family gave a statement to People revealing that the actor’s cause of death was head trauma, and no foul play was suspected. Saget is survived by his wife Kelly Rizzo and his three daughters, Aubrey, Lara, and Jennifer, whom he shared with his ex-wife Sherri Kramer.
“The authorities have determined that Bob passed from head trauma,” the family shared. “They have concluded that he accidentally hit the back of his head on something, thought nothing of it and went to sleep. No drugs or alcohol were involved.”
Saget’s funeral took place on Jan. 14, but his loved ones continued to honor the former host of America’s Funniest Home Videos. Some of his famous friends got together on Jan. 16 and again on Jan. 30 for what comedian Jeff Ross described as an “impromptu punk rock shiva” at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles. John Mayer, Darren Criss, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, and Seth Green were among the attendees.
Fans can see Bob Saget’s Comedy Store memorial on Netflix in June 2022
There were a limited number of tickets to The Comedy Store, so very few fans got to see Bob Saget’s star-studded memorial in person. But according to TMZ, fans will soon get the chance to see the “punk rock shiva” on their television screens.
Mike Binder, one of the comedian’s closest friends, revealed that the event was documented and will be coming to Netflix in June 2022. Binder also said that the special will premiere at the Netflix Is a Joke Comedy Festival.
John Stamos previously hinted at a TV special of his ‘Full House’ co-star’s memorial
John Stamos, Bob Saget’s former Full House co-star, previously hinted at a televised special of the Comedy Store memorial on social media.
On Feb. 2, Stamos posted several photos from the event on Instagram, adding a lengthy and emotional caption about his late friend.
“Being respected In the stand-up comedy world was everything to Bob,” the actor wrote. “And the outpouring of love and respect that he got Sunday night at the @thecomedystore really proved that he was at the top of his game! He would’ve been so proud to see the celebration we put together for him.”
After naming some of the stars who put the memorial together, including Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, and John Mayer, Stamos wrote, “So many family and friends- hopefully you’ll all get to see it someday. Mike Binder working on a special.”
He concluded the touching post by writing, “But for now, the tributes and memorials are over. And we face, head-f***ing-on the harsh reality of going through life without Bob and his love and his laughter. Not going to be easy.”