Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Bob Saget remembers late sister Gay and discusses the healing power of laughter in final interview

Full House alum Bob Saget discussed the healing power of laughter during his final interview, which was pre-taped a few weeks before his death at age 65 on Sunday.

,[At four years old]I used to dance in the living room and start doing stupid dances just to make anyone laugh,’ the Philadelphia-born Funnyman recalled on CBS This Morning, which aired this Friday.

‘I knew some jokes, but it wasn’t really a joke. It was so; “I have to perform. I have to make people laugh.”

Wisful: Full House alum Bob Saget discussed the healing power of laughter during his final interview, which was pre-taped a few weeks before his death at age 65 on Sunday.

Bob told CBS News’ chief medical correspondent, Dr. Jonathan LaPook, that humor was much more than just a defense mechanism.

‘It really helped me survive and it helped keep me mentally alive, rather than just helping me survive [negativity] Destroy me,’ Saget explained.

The Grammy-nominated comedian recalled a poignant moment he shared with his sister, Gay Saget, before his death in 1993 after a four-year battle with the connective tissue disease scleroderma.

The Philadelphia-born funnyman remembered on CBS This Morning airing this Friday: '[At four years old]'I would dance in the living room and just start dancing, stupid dance to make anyone laugh - just like silent movie stars'

The Philadelphia-born funnyman remembered on CBS This Morning airing this Friday: ‘[At four years old]’I would dance in the living room and just start dancing, stupid dance to make anyone laugh – just like silent movie stars’

Bob continued: 'I knew some jokes, but it wasn't really a joke.  It was so; "I want to perform  i want to make people laugh",

Bob continued: ‘I knew some jokes, but it wasn’t really a joke. It was so; “I want to perform. I want to make people laugh.”

'It really helped me survive': Saget tells CBS News chief medical correspondent, Dr.  Told Jonathan LaPook (R), that humor was more than just a defense mechanism

‘It really helped me survive’: Saget tells CBS News chief medical correspondent, Dr. Told Jonathan LaPook (R), that humor was more than just a defense mechanism

“While she was still consistent, I could try to tell her stories and then put some humor in it,” Bob smiled,

‘In our conversation it just happened naturally … how healthy it is to laugh. You know that. And I’m doing it and I know it’s healing for people.’

Saget served as a board member for the Scleroderma Research Foundation, which she helped raise over $26M through the cool comedy Hot Cuisine benefit show.

The Grammy-Nominated Comedian Said: 'And It Helped Keep Me Mentally Alive, Instead of Leaving Me Away' [negativity] destroy me'

The Grammy-Nominated Comedian Said: ‘And It Helped Keep Me Mentally Alive, Instead of Leaving Me Away’ [negativity] destroy me’

Siblings: Bob recounts a touching moment he shared with his sister Gay Saget (pictured), who died before her death, at age 47, in 1993 after a four-year battle with the connective tissue disease scleroderma Happened after.

Siblings: Bob recounts a touching moment he shared with his sister Gay Saget (pictured), who died before her death, at age 47, in 1993 after a four-year battle with the connective tissue disease scleroderma Happened after.

Saget said: 'While she was still consistent, I could still try to tell her stories and then put some humor in it.  It just happened naturally in our conversation… how healthy it is to laugh.  You know that.  And I'm doing it and I know it's healing for people'

Saget said: ‘While she was still consistent, I could still try to tell her stories and then put some humor in it. It just happened naturally in our conversation… how healthy it is to laugh. You know that. And I’m doing it and I know it’s healing for people’

Until the End: The Here For You podcaster served as a board member for the Scleroderma Research Foundation, which she helped raise over $26M through the cool comedy Hot Cuisine Benefit Show.

Until the End: The Here For You podcaster served as a board member for the Scleroderma Research Foundation, which she helped raise over $26M through the cool comedy Hot Cuisine Benefit Show.

The Here For You podcaster was found dead in his suite at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes—but no cause of death has been announced (faulty sports and drug use were ruled out).

Bob has three daughters in his family – 32-year-old Lara; Jennifer, 29; and Aubrey, 34 — from his 15-year marriage to Sherri Kramer, which ended in 1997.

Saget’s family also includes his widow – Eat Travel Rock TV host Kelly Rizzo – with whom he had been married for three years.

RIP: Bob (pictured Sunday) was found dead in his suite at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes - but no cause of death has been announced (fault sports and drug use were ruled out )

RIP: Bob (pictured Sunday) was found dead in his suite at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes – but no cause of death has been announced (fault sports and drug use were ruled out )

2005 Family portrait: Saget is survived by three daughters (from LR) – Lara, 32;  Jennifer, 29;  and Aubrey, 34 - from his 15-year marriage to Sherri Kramer, which ended in 1997

2005 Family portrait: Saget is survived by three daughters (from LR) – Lara, 32; Jennifer, 29; and Aubrey, 34 – from his 15-year marriage to Sherri Kramer, which ended in 1997

The Greaving: The America's Funniest Home Video alum is also in the family with his widow – Eat Travel Rock TV host Kelly Rizzo (L, pictured December 24) – with whom he had been married for three years.

The Greaving: The America’s Funniest Home Video alum is also in the family with his widow – Eat Travel Rock TV host Kelly Rizzo (L, pictured December 24) – with whom he had been married for three years.

On October 23, the student Academy Award winner announced that he had filmed his final subject – Tom Waits – for the Martin Mull documentary he was directing, but it was unclear whether he would complete the final cut.

Bob’s final acting role was portraying Lawrence in Jeremy Lalonde’s Cayman Islands-set inheritance comedy Killing Daniel, formerly known as Blue Iguana, which wrapped production on April 2.

'Tom is a wonderful person': On 23 October, the student Academy Award winner announced that he had filmed his final subject – Tom Waits (2-L) – for the Martin Mull documentary he was directing, but it was not clear. not whether to eliminate them or not to finalize

‘Tom is a wonderful person’: On 23 October, the student Academy Award winner announced that he had filmed his final subject – Tom Waits (2-L) – for the Martin Mull documentary he was directing, but it was not clear. not whether to eliminate them or not to finalize

Wrapped Production on April 2nd!  Bob's final acting role was portraying Lawrence in Jeremy Lalonde's Cayman Islands-set inheritance comedy Killing Daniel formerly known as Blue Iguana.

Wrapped Production on April 2nd! Bob’s final acting role was portraying Lawrence in Jeremy Lalonde’s Cayman Islands-set inheritance comedy Killing Daniel formerly known as Blue Iguana.

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