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Bob Newhart nominated for literary comedy prize
USA Today - USA - Bob Newhart, you're a funny guy, and a man of letters.

The deadpan comic and sitcom star was one of three finalists announced Tuesday for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, a $5,000 literary honor named for the famed author and humorist James Thurber.

Newhart was nominated for his memoir, I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This! The other finalists were Merrill Markoe, for Walking in Circles Before Lying Down, and Joe Keenan, for My Lucky Star.

The winner will be announced this fall.
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Posted 8/21/2007 12:08:00 AM | Permalink
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Goldberg, Shaiman, Short and Walters Will Salute Crystal at Kennedy Center
Playbill.com - New York, NY, USA - As previously reported, Tony Award winner Billy Crystal will receive the tenth annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor Oct. 11 at 8 PM in the Kennedy Center Opera House.

The starry list of entertainers who will salute Crystal include Bob Costas, Jimmy Fallon, Whoopi Goldberg, Rob Reiner, Marc Shaiman, Martin Short, Barbara Walters and Robin Williams. The evening, which will be taped by WETA Washington, D.C., will air on PBS stations nationwide Nov. 12 at 9 PM ET.

The Mark Twain Prize, according to press notes, recognizes "people who have had an impact on American society in ways similar to the
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Posted 7/25/2007 12:07:08 AM | Permalink
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Bob Newhart: Good, clean fun
Modesto Bee - Modesto, CA, USA - In this age of bathroom humor and gross-out comedians, a refreshing alternative graced the full house at the Turlock Community Theater on May 18 when Bob Newhart brought his "buttoneddown mind" brand of comedy to town. Newhart represents the old school of comedy that is based on timing, well-written material, facial and body language quirks, and just plain talent.

Newhart had the crowd cheering with some fine old chestnuts, and some new material was hilarious, especially the country music bit. The video showing his career in a capsule was both poignant and reflective as we all recalled those days when Newhart's
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Posted 5/26/2007 09:05:21 PM | Permalink
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Billboard

Bob Newhart Looks Back on His Game-Changing Debut Album & the Contract That Changed His Life
Billboard
Life would've been very different for Bob Newhart if he had followed the sensible path laid out for good Illinois boys back in the 1950s. "I graduated, I had a degree [in accounting], and in the Midwest, you don't just go into show business," Bob ...

Entertainment Tonight

'The Big Bang Theory' Cast Is So Happy to Have Bob Newhart Back for the Final Season – Watch!
Entertainment Tonight
Bob Newhart is back! The Emmy Award-winning comedy legend is returning to The Big Bang Theory for its 12th and final season – and only ET has your first look at what could be his last episode of the series. So just what will Professor Proton turned ...

Variety

'Elf' Turns 15: Behind the Scenes of Making the Will Ferrell Holiday Classic
Variety
Bob Newhart, the legendary comedian known to “Elf” enthusiasts as Papa Elf, notes that Ferrell's role was a tough one to pull off. It's his idealistic and child-like commitment that sells the performance. “Will could have just come off as a stupid guy ...

CBS San Francisco

Bob Newhart Returns On A New Episode Of 'The Big Bang Theory'
CBS San Francisco
Bob Newhart returns on an all-new episode of The Big Bang Theory called “The Planetarium Collision.” When Amy doesn't have time to work on super-asymmetry, Sheldon goes to great lengths to ensure she's available to work with him even it if means ...

Decider

Every Bob Newhart Appearance on 'The Big Bang Theory,' Ranked
Decider
I have never watched The Big Bang Theory. That's an especially surprising admission considering that I love multi-cam sitcoms, Bob Newhart, and Star Wars. The Big Bang Theory is a multi-cam sitcom that has, for the past 6 seasons, featured Bob Newhart ...

Washington Post

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com
Washington Post
Esther Perel's Where Should We Begin?: The Arc of Love by Esther Perel, narrated by the author (Audible Studios). 4. Hi Bob! by Bob Newhart, narrated by Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Judd Apatow, Conan O'Brien, Sarah Silverman & Marc Maron ...

The Mercury News

TV tonight: 'The Great Pumpkin' returns; LeBron makes Lakers' debut
The Mercury News
NBA basketball, Lakers at Trail Blazers (7:30 p.m. PT, TNT): All eyes will be on LeBron James as he makes his regular-season debut for Los Angeles. Will he eventually be able to bring back hoop glory to La La Land? Undoubtedly, the networks that own ...

University of California

How to stay healthy and happy through the decades
University of California
Castel cites hundreds of research studies, including his own, combined with personal accounts from older Americans, including Maya Angelou, Warren Buffett, John Wooden, Bob Newhart, Frank Gehry, David Letterman, Jack LaLanne, Jared Diamond, ...

HouseBeautiful.com

How The Elf Set Designers Built Santa's Workshop Around Will Ferrell
HouseBeautiful.com
In other words, in scenes like the ones where 6'3 Ferrell chats to 5'7 Bob Newhart, who played Papa Elf, Newhart would be shot several feet behind Ferrell to make it look like there was a significant height difference. This made eye contact impossible ...

Mail Tribune

We're all just TV travelers passing through Tommy Westphall's universe
Mail Tribune
Yes … the same Mr. Carlin who we'd last seen as a client of Chicago psychologist Bob Hartley in “The Bob Newhart Show.” Because, as we all know, Bob Hartley reappears … SPOILER ALERT (only 28 years ago, so better safe than sorry)… in the series ...
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