What he has noticed is just like his first clip show, there is no shortage of people willing to share videos of themselves doing embarrassing things. There’s a small fee paid to those who have their videos used, but unlike “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” there is no contest to determine a big money winner.
“This is straight comedy,” Saget says. “The only real trouble has been coming up with new ways to tell people to not try this at home.”
Starring in the show is more than showing up and introducing the clips. Saget has been working on the initial order of 14 episodes for more than five months to make sure the 90 pages of material for each episode include the best jokes. Plus, he wants the series to feel more like a late-night variety show. Guest starring on the first show is Dave Koz, who jokingly told Saget what he contributes to the program “is a low point in his career.”
The work Saget does doesn’t stop there. He also wrote and performs the theme song for the new series.
He has been able to handle so many parts of “Videos After Dark” because of all the work the Pennsylvania native has done over the past 40 years. His wide range of work includes being a Grammy nominee for Best Comedy Album in 2013. Saget’s other acting credits range from the film
THIS IS STRAIGHT COMEDY. THE ONLY REAL TROUBLE HAS BEEN COMING UP WITH NEW WAYS TO TELL PEOPLE TO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. Bob Saget
“Farce of the Penguins” to his work as the narrator on “How I Met Your Mother.” He’s also is a published author, having written the 2014 offering “Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian.”