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Bob Saget came to our attention as both a lovable sitcom dad and the impish host of a home-video show. But what America saw was not quite the real Saget. No, the first glimpse of the darkness lurking beneath the surface came via a cameo appearance in the pot comedy Half Baked, wherein a dead-serious Saget announces that he’s sucked cock for cocaine. That moment got him honored at Harvard. More recently, Saget lent his impressively filthy skills to the dirty-joke film The Aristocrats. Finally Saget is working only for himself, performing “what I find funny,” he says. “One day you wonder, Why am I afraid? What’s gonna happen to me if I do what I talk about with my friends to make them laugh—why can’t I talk about it onstage?” But Saget is respectful about playing D.C. during these fractious times. “I actually feel like I have a duty. And I don’t mean d-o-o-d-y. I always feel like I have a doody. But I feel like I have an obligation and a duty to get people not to think about too much. I’m not going to dwell on anything that’s upsetting. I’m very much like an adolescent. I just talk about things in my pants and girls and women and the fact that I shouldn’t date girls, I should date women. My 18-year-old daughter said, ‘Is your next girlfriend going to be, like, four years older than me?’ God willing. Oh, man, I’m not like that—I just joke about it. I guess.” Saget performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. (202) 397-7328. (Dave Nuttycombe)