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Bob Saget to join Hand to God on Broadway

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From the Tanner house to God’s house, this comedian will go.

EW has learned Bob Saget will step into the role of the valiant but cripplingly lonely Pastor Greg in the Broadway play Hand to God, replacing original star Marc Kudisch when he departs the production November 1.

Saget will begin performances on November 3 and continue through January 3, when Hand to God will end its Broadway run before the production moves to London’s West End in February.

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The supporting role will mark the Full House alum’s second bout on Broadway and coincidentally his second time closing out a production: he previously stepped into the leading role of Man in Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone for the final few months of its Broadway run in 2007.

Hand to God follows a troubled young man (Steven Boyer) whose latent anger bursts out when a wicked sock puppet named Tyrone begins to overtake his personality. Among the victims of Tyrone’s reign are his mother, his crush, and flock leader Pastor Greg.

The show opened at Broadway’s Booth Theater on April 7, 2015 after a critically acclaimed Off Broadway run; the Broadway production earned five nominations (including Best Play) at the 2015 Tony Awards.

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