John Stamos reveals Bob Saget sent him text calling him ‘number one’ friend over John Mayer
John Stamos shares the final text he received from friend Bob Saget in a new Netflix special paying tribute to the late actor-comedian.
Stamos, 58, is seen in Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute, a special which united a group of Saget’s friends at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles following the star’s death at 65 in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, Florida January 9.
Among those in attendance at the gathering, which took place in January, included Stamos, John Mayer, Chris Rock, Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Ross, Dave Chappelle, Paul Rodriguez, Seth Green and Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo.
The latest: John Stamos, 58, shares the final text he received from friend Bob Saget in a new Netflix special paying tribute to the late actor-comedian titled Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute
‘I wanna read my last text from Bob,’ said Stamos, who played Jesse Katsopolis to Saget’s Danny Tanner on Full House. ‘He said, “I love you so much. I will say that God gave me the brother that I wanted.” I said, ”Well, you have a lot of God-given brothers, but I’m first, right?”
‘And he said, ‘[John] Mayer is an amazing friend, but he’s more fair-weather. You’re always there, so you’re number one;”‘ Mayer, 44, was seen laughing at Stamos’s reveal.
Ross said in a January 30 Instagram post, ‘After Bob’s fancy funeral we threw him a small impromptu punk rock shiva upstairs at the @thecomedystore.
‘We laughed and cried for four hours. Tonight we are doing it again in the Main Room for his friends and family.
Saget, who was found dead at 65 in a Ritz-Carlton hotel room in Orlando, Florida January 9, joked about his friendships with Stamos and Mayer in his final text to his Full House costar
Stamos said in a February 2 post ‘being respected in the stand-up comedy world was everything to Bob … and the outpouring of love and respect that he got Sunday night at the @thecomedystore really proved that he was at the top of his game!’
Stamos said that Saget ‘would’ve been so proud to see the celebration we put together for him.’
Saget’s friend Mike Binder said in an appearance on Dystopia Tonight! with John Poveromo in March that Netflix showed interest in the memorial to Saget.
Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo was among those to speak on the emotional night
Chris Rock and Paul Rodriguez were among Saget’s friends to take the mic at the event
The special united a group of Saget’s friends, including Seth Green, Jim Carrey and Jeffrey Ross at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles
Carrey is among Saget’s comedic colleagues to remember him in the special
‘I said, “Look at this – just look at 16 minutes of this,”‘ Binder said. ‘Robbie Praw, the head of comedy at Netflix, said, “This is remarkable.” And they bought it.’
Stamos on Wednesday took to Instagram with a preview of the special, calling it ‘intimate,’ ’emotional’ and ‘raw and f***ing funny!’
He added: ‘It’s a beautiful tribute … but most of all it’s a “Cathedral of Love” as Jim Carrey says. “Bob Saget created a Cathedral of Love!” and we’re all better off for it.’
Stamos said that Saget ‘wasn’t something that was taken away from us, he was something that was given to us,’ complimenting Binder ‘for putting this together in such a special way,’ adding that ‘Bob would have LOVED IT!’
Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute is set to begin streaming Friday on Netflix.