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Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart

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Booking Bob Newhart

To book Bob Newhart or another comedian for your private party, corporate event, fundraiser or other function, please fill out our Artist Request Form to quickly connect with one of our Booking Agents.

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Biography

A Chicagoan from head to toe, American comedian Bob Newhart recorded his first comedy album in 1960 — which evidently struck a nerve with fellow white-collar workers, since it sold 1,500,000 copies. The hottest young comic on the club-and-TV circuit, Newhart was offered starring roles in situation comedies, but felt he wasn’t a good enough actor to make a single character interesting week after week. Instead, he signed in 1961 for NBC’s The Bob Newhart Show, a comedy-variety series which nosedived in the ratings but won an Emmy. Fearing that TV would eat up all his material within a year or so, Newhart went back to nightclubs after his one-season series was cancelled. Sharpening his acting skills in TV guest spots and in several films , Newhart felt emboldened enough to attempt a regular TV series again in 1972. This Bob_Newhart_Show cast the comedian as psychologist Bob Hartley – an ideal outlet for his ‘button-down’ style of dry humor.

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Six seasons and several awards later, Newhart was firmly established as a television superstar; this time around he wasn’t cancelled, but ended the series on his own volition. Newhart in 1982, wherein Bob played author Dick Loudon, who on a whim decided to open a New England colonial inn. Newhart was every bit as popular as his earlier sitcom, and, like the previous show, the series ended (in 1990) principally because Newhart chose to end it. This he did with panache: Newhart’s final scene suggested the entire series had been a bad dream experienced by Bob_Newhart_Show’s Bob Hartley! Bob Newhart has gone from humble CPA to comedy legend – and he did it all without raising his voice.

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