Jim Carrey, John Mayer, Chris Rock and more

A Netflix special honoring the life and legacy of Bob Saget is coming to streaming screens.

The tribute will air sometime in June, featuring famous faces like Jim Carrey, John Stamos, Chris Rock, John Mayer and more.

The “Full House” star was found dead in a hotel room in Orlando, Florida on Jan. 9. According to the autopsy report, the 65-year-old suffered a fatal cerebral hemorrhage after head trauma.

Shortly after his death, his longtime friends attended a memorial service for the comedian at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood. A portion of the event was filmed for the tribute and will be included in the upcoming streaming tribute

Saget’s friend and fellow stand-up comic Mike Binder recently appeared on the show Dystopia Tonight With John Poveromo to promote the special and revealed that he had the idea of ​​getting footage of the January memorial service to Netflix use.

“It was a magical night,” Binder said on the podcast. “And we filmed it. And I showed it to Netflix. I said, “Look at that! Just look at 16 minutes of it.’ And Robbie Craw, the head of comedy at Netflix, just said, “That’s remarkable.” And they bought it as a special.”

John Stamos, Jim Carrey, Jeff Ross, Chris Rock, John Mayer pose together
John Stamos, Jim Carrey, Jeff Ross, Chris Rock and John Mayer pose together during the recent Bob Saget Memorial Service at the Comedy Store in Hollywood.
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The special is scheduled to air live during the Netflix Is a Joke comedy festival in May, Binder added, and will be released to subscribers the following month.

“It’s just an amazing special,” he added. “Music – Jackson Brown and John Mayer perform this song together, a version of ‘These Days’ that is just beautiful. And then everyone gets up and sings ‘A Dog Licked My Balls,’ which was Bob’s closing song.”

The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ actor revealed in his last interview before his death that his passion for comedy “really helped me survive”.

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Bob Saget died of a brain hemorrhage resulting from blunt force trauma after what authorities ruled was an accidental head injury.
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“[Comedy] was a defense mechanism and really helped me survive,” he said in a career review for CBS Sunday Morning in December. “It has helped me stay alive mentally rather than letting it [adversity] destroy me.”

He also spoke about his new campaign to raise awareness about scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis. The rare disease claimed his sister’s life in 1994.

“I would dance in the living room and just start dancing, dancing silly to make everyone laugh, just like silent movie stars do,” he recalled at the time. “And I knew some jokes, but they weren’t really jokes. It was just like, I have to perform, I have to make people laugh.”

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