When B.J. Novak was 21 years old, he called my manager to see if I would want to be honored by being the guest performer of his school’s comedy show - that he hosted and wrote with other talented comedy seniors.
I was extremely honored and it was then, 21 years ago, I got to meet a young man who has now become one of the dearest people in my entire life, B.J. Novak.
He starts off this podcast with faux jealousy that he hadn’t been a guest sooner, but the truth is, with this new reboot of my podcast, he is actually one of my most special guests personally. We discuss his life post-college, performing his stand-up, which I loved, writing on many shows, his first one being a sitcom I was doing, to being one of the stars of "Punk'd", and then his most life changing role, Ryan Howard, on "The Office". We speak of his acting, writing, and producing of that historical series, and then move on to his major roles in "Inglourious Basterd's", "Saving Mr. Banks", "The Founder", and onto his wonderful FX/Hulu series, "The Premise". It’s so exciting to me that he’s written, produced, and is starring in his upcoming film, "Vengeance". Also, if your kid doesn’t have it, you owe it to them to get B.J.’s Children’s book, "The Book With No Pictures", which has spent 156 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list. Okay, so those are the credits, and impressive as hell they are, but this particular conversation you’re about to listen to is about two friends, how they met, and how much they truly care about each other. I love this guy. Thank God he is so talented, ‘cause it makes it so much easier.
Listen to Bob Saget’s Here For You now: https://bit.ly/BobSagetsHereForYouPod
Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/BobSagetsHereForYouApple
Follow B.J. Novak:
Follow Bob Saget:
Official Website: https://bobsaget.com
About the Podcast:
BOB SAGET’S HERE FOR YOU is a podcast that is like no other— Because it goes inside Bob’s Saget’s mind, and then quickly filters out through his mouth. Bob has a way of calming people with genuine empathy and humor while they’re going through a difficult time, which we all are at present. Reaching his unusually diverse audience that he talks to as a friend, Bob is the dad with great advice, the irreverent funny guy who’s always there when you need a laugh, and the free-associative Bob who goes off on crazy tangents then returns to the subject at hand, as serious or as comedic as it may be, to wrap up each episode in a way only Bob can do. Because he really does believe, “He’s here for you." #BobSaget #BobSagetsHereForYou #Podcast #ATC #AllThingsComedy #B.J.Novak