VIDEO: Bob Saget Jokes HAND TO GOD Character 'Is a Stretch for Me'
Best known for the sitcom FULL HOUSE, Bob Saget will take on the role of Pastor Greg in the new Broadway play HAND TO GOD from November 3rd to January 3rd. The comic stopped by this morning's TODAY and compared the character to his raunchy stand-up persona, joking that the he is "a stretch for me in that he is a good man."
Later, Saget shares details about the upcoming "Full House" sequel "Fuller House," saying that he "heard choral music playing" when he first walked onto the set. Watch the appearance in full below:
Saget returns to Broadway after making his Broadway debut in 2007 in the Tony® winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone. He will join current Hand to God cast members Steven Boyer, Geneva Carr,Sarah Stiles, and Michael Oberholtzer. 3-time Tony® nominee Marc Kudisch, who originated the role of 'Pastor Greg', exits the production on November 1st to begin production on Baritones Unbound. Hand to God plays at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) through January 3, 2016 before immediately transferring to London's West End, with performances beginning on February 5, 2016 at the famed Vaudeville Theatre.
Hand to God received five 2015 Tony® Award nominations including Best Play, Direction of a Play (Moritz von Stuelpnagel), Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Steven Boyer), Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Geneva Carr), and Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Sarah Stiles).
Playwright Robert Askins goes for the jugular-by way of sock puppet-in his hilarious and heartbreaking new comedyHand to God. In it, a shy teenager named Jason is surprised when his Bible School project-a puppet named Tyrone-takes on a shocking, truth-telling personality all its own, forcing everyone in its path, especially Jason's mother Margery, to confront their own demons as they search for redemption through a mix of riotous laughter and genuinely shocking twists. Moritz von Stuelpnagel directs.