Howard Stern Shares His Thoughts Following Frequent Radio Show Guest Bob Saget's Death

News of Bob Saget's unexpected death has rippled through the entertainment community. Condolences have continued pouring in for the beloved comedian and actor after he was found unresponsive at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando hotel in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, January 9, 2022 (via CNN). Saget's impact in the comedy and entertainment world can be felt everywhere, and his loss comes as a devastating blow.

Saget's iconic, era-defining role as Danny Tanner in "Full House" helped catapult the '80s and '90s family sitcom into TV history, and earned him the loving moniker "America's dad." He embodied the character and raised a generation of fans with his comedic timing, fatherly advice, and personality. Though the original series went off-air two decades ago, as reported by Comic Book Resources, Saget seamlessly stepped back into his cherished role for its 2016 Netflix revival "Fuller House" (IMDb).

Beyond his reprisal of the classic role, Saget's career in comedy was filled with colorful punchlines. Slash Films highlighted the comedian's 2008 Comedy Central Roast as one of the network's raunchier moments. While his explicit stand-up routines surprised some, one person who shared his adult humor was radio host Howard Stern.

Howard Stern reminisced about his friendship with Bob Saget

During a January 10, 2022 radio broadcast for his eponymous radio show, Howard Stern reflected on his friendship with Bob Saget as well as the late actor's career. "I liked Bob — very nice guy," he told his co-host Robin Quivers in the tribute segment of the show. "The few times I was able to hang out with him ... just lovely." Saget's 1998 appearance on "The Howard Stern Show" is filled with moments of the comedian and radio host trading bawdy jokes (via Splice Today)

Stern also reflected on Saget's tenure as the host of ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" (now titled "AFV") during the radio broadcast, and complimented his hosting abilities. "I thought he was quite good at that," he explained. "It's not that easy to host 'America's Funniest Home Videos' ... but he did a good job with it." 

Fellow '90s staple Alfonso Ribeiro, the current host of the rebranded AFV, also paid tribute to Saget in a January 9 Instagram post: "I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend and fellow ['America's Funniest Home Videos'] host [Bob Saget] today. I had the pleasure of meeting him in the early '90s when the show started. He was amazing. There's no 'AFV' without Bob. RIP Bob. We will all miss you."