Dave, who played Uncle Joey on Full House from 1987 to 1995 and on the reboot Fuller House from 2016 to 2020, revealed that he came very close to being a cast member on the storied sketch show instead of yucking it up with the Tanners.
In a July 13 interview on SiriusXM’s Jim Norton & Sam Roberts, Dave said he auditioned for SNL when he was a stand-up comic in the ’80s and received a call saying the show’s legendary creator Lorne Michaels wanted him as a cast member.
“I told everybody in my life, of course,” Dave said. “All the comics were like, ‘Wow, you’re on SNL?’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, can you believe it?'”
But then the other shoe dropped.
“I boxed up everything in my apartment and then 10 days go by and I don’t hear anything,” he explained. “I’m trying to find an apartment in New York. I’m ready to go. Then I get a call that says, ‘I’ve got some bad news.’ I said, ‘What could be bad—I couldn’t find an apartment?’ He said, ‘No, you’re not going.'”