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“Bob Saget was the perfect Just for Laughs host and a complete gentleman”

Just for Laughs President Bruce Hills recounts his time with Saget in Montreal, including a notorious audience sing-along at a Place des Arts gala in 2012.

Bruce Hills, President of the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, has shared a statement honouring Bob Saget, who passed away over the weekend in an Orlando hotel room at the age of 65.

Hills recounts a story from when Saget hosted JFL XXX in 2012, the first ever R-rated gala at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.

“We were so lucky to have Bob join us at JFL in 2012. He hosted our first ever R-rated gala, titled JFL XXX – The Ultimate Nasty Show that aired live across Canada. Joining Bob was a star-studded lineup including Amy Schumer, Jim Norton, Jimmy Carr and others. Bob was at his best!”

Hills goes on to discuss the 2012 gala, which included an audience sing-along to “My Dog Licked My Balls,” performed by Saget on guitar, as well as a special version of Dr. Dre’s “Bitches Ain’t Shit,” performed with musician Ben Folds. Bruce Hills ended his statement with some very kind words for Bob Saget, referring to him as a “complete gentleman,” and stating that “our comedy community has lost a great one.”

“One of my favourite moments was when he got the Place des Arts audience to sing along with him on guitar, performing ‘My Dog Licked My Balls.’ For a closing number, Bob joined special musical guest and good friend Ben Folds to sing a special version of Dr. Dre’s ‘Bitches Ain’t Shit’. It was such a memorable night. Bob was the perfect host and a complete gentleman. It was a pleasure and an honour to have him at Just for Laughs. Our comedy community has lost a great one.”

—Bruce Hills

The Just for Laughs festival also shared a tribute to Bob Saget with a photo from the 2012 show.

Montreal will miss you, Bob. RIP

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