Saget who currently hosts the NBC gameshow 1 vs. 100, where contestants are pitted against a mob of 100 other players while they answer trivia questions says he only signed on to the gameshow gig after Deal Or No Deal host Howie Mandel told him how fun hosting a large-scale gameshow is.
Mandel who has roots as a comedian just like Saget also told the Full House alum just how different hed act as soon as the game began and a contestants grand prize was at stake.
Says Saget: Howie told me, No matter how cynical or comedic you are, youll get more involved with the contestants than you ever thought. And its the truth. Im always worried about contestants, rooting for them to win.
And although these days Saget is known for his R-rated humor, when hes hosting the family gameshow, his riffs are strictly G-rated.
Saget adds, They let me get away with little things here and there, but its a family show, so I dont want to do adult humor. Theres no way I could host 1 vs. 100 with my brand of humor.
1 vs. 100 airs Fridays on NBC.
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