Aida Rodriguez | Bob Saget's Here For You
In November of 2021 the very first one hour special of Aida Rodriguez arrived on HBO Max, called, "Fighting Words". I watched it and was hooked. Obviously, years had gone into making a comedian this savvy and honest and, oh, yes, funny. She got to me on every level. This is a special woman with a very clear and brave path. In the special, she takes to the stage to address today’s audiences about cancel-culture and the social issues of the day, not just because they’re ripped from the headlines, but because they are in the pages torn out of her personal life. Her family members are in attendance at this show shot in The Bronx. The plan was for her to meet her biological father, whom she met for the first time, on camera. The hour concludes with a travel documentary of Aida’s trips to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic directed by award-winning Puerto Rican documentarian Nadia Hallgren (Michelle Obama’s "Becoming"). The doc celebrates Rodriguez’s vibrant Puerto Rican and Dominican heritage as the cameras capture her reuniting with her estranged father and paying it forward for up-and-coming comedians. Aida is also presently developing her own half hour comedy series with HBO Max based on her own incredible life story, which includes surviving two kidnappings, sexual abuse, and a period of homelessness with her children. The series is co-written and Executive Produced by Rodriguez, Chris Case (Showtime’s "Flatbush Misdemeanors") and Nastaran Dibai (Netflix’s "Dear White People"). In 2019, Aida’s half hour special premiered on Netflix’s hit comedy series "They Ready", Executive Produced by Tiffany Haddish and Wanda Sykes. In reviews, Esquire Magazine declared “This is Rodriguez's genius—using comedy to turn pain into progress, to give voice to the voiceless, and to laugh instead of cry.” I loved my conversation with this talented, driven person, who I had the pleasure of meeting through this podcast. That, for me, is the gift of doing a podcast. To meet significant people who passionately want to give back, and reach others who are at this moment dealing with similar incredibly painful circumstances. For more information on Aida's tour dates, go to www.FunnyAida.com Get 25% off plus zero delivery fees on your first order of $15 or more with the Doordash App! Promo Code: SAGET Listen to Bob Saget’s Here For You now: https://bit.ly/BobSagetsHereForYouPod Listen Anywhere! Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/BobSagetsHereForYouApple Spotify: https://bit.ly/BobSagetsHereForYouSpotify Stitcher: https://bit.ly/BobSagetsHereForYouStitcher Google: https://bit.ly/BobSagetsHereForYouGoogle Follow Aida Rodriguez: Facebook: https://facebook.com/aida.rodriguez Instagram: https://instagram.com/funnyaida/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/funnyaida?lang=bg Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AidaRodriguez Follow Bob Saget: Official Website: https://bobsaget.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/bobsaget Instagram: https://instagram.com/bobsaget Twitter: https://twitter.com/bobsaget Snapchat: https://snapchat.com/add/bobsterclaw TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@bobsaget 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." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.