Full House’ dad to demonstrate adult comedy routine

The Olsen twins might want to plug their ears.

Their former TV dad, Bob Saget, has moved on from giving fatherly advice to directing a movie about hedonistic penguins, and he’ll present his adult comedy routine to NU student audiences April 14.

Using funds from the Student Activities Fee, A&O Productions is bringing “Bob Saget’s stand-up routine – It ain’t ‘Full House!'” to Northwestern next week.

A&O Director of Speakers Ben Wolfert said the organization decided to bring Saget to do a show because NU students grew up watching Saget give fatherly advice on “Full House.”

“We thought that the college-aged generation would appreciate his transformation into adult mainstream comedy,” Wolfert said. “And from hearsay, his standup is hilarious.”

Although Saget built his reputation on family-oriented shows such as “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” he now concentrates on adult comedy.

He is currently directing a film he wrote himself called “Farce of the Penguins,” a “mockumentary” about the journeys and mating rituals of penguins. The film is set to be released later this year.

Saget also appeared in last summer’s “The Aristocrats,” a film that showed famous comedians telling variations on the same dirty joke.

Wolfert said he expects some students will be surprised when they hear Saget’s new comedic strategy.

“In every group of friends there has to be at least one person that knows Saget has moved to more of an adult audience,” he said.

Tickets go on sale today at Norris Box Office for Saget’s standup routine, which will be held at Pick-Stager Concert Hall on April 14 at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 for undergraduates and $10 for faculty, staff and graduate students.

– Abe Rakov