WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Bob Saget made a masterful call-in to the Junkies Thursday morning, now let’s all take a moment to bask in some of the timely quips with which he remarked.
As an admirer of radio and comedy, sometimes I can’t help but fawn over someone who needs not a second, not even a split second, but senses a comedic opening as the person he’s reacting to begins to form his sentence.
For comedians – the best comedians – this timing is honed and crafted, then reduced over the course of hours upon hours in the comedy clubs, like a Cy Young pitcher’s ERA over the duration of a Major League season.
The space needed to fill that silent void is uniquely narrow for someone who’s labored over that honing process, not over the course of one devoted summer, but in the stretch of his
or her entire life.
Saget possesses that rare timing, which, understanding and appreciating the intensive process required to attain it, I am in awe.
Take this clip from his Junkies hit, for example:
Lurch: I assume you live in LA.
Saget: Yea, I do. You want the exact address? You guys want to come over?
Lurch: I can probably just figure it out on Google.
Saget: It is pretty upsetting, isn’t it?
Lurch: But have you come to kind of rooting for the Kings out there?
Saget: I have to. I mean, I have come to. I don’t know how to do that sentence and not get in trouble somehow.