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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
Goldberg, Shaiman, Short and Walters Will Salute Crystal at Kennedy Center - 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
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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An Appreciation of the Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
When did you become aware of Bob Newhart? While it's not a fool-proof theory, I believe your answer to that question can determine your age: just subtract 15 years from the pop culture artifact you use to answer the question. Was it as the comedian ...

Chicago Tribune

Bill Rancic flashes his Loyola loyalty
Chicago Tribune
Could actor and Loyola alum Bob Newhart become this year's version of Julia Louis-Dreyfus (provided Sister Jean hasn't already staked that claim)?. So far it has been radio silence for the most part online, but perhaps that changes by the time the ...

Dreams on the screen — or between your headphones
The Boston Globe
Bob Newhart borrowed and expanded that idea for his 1980s sitcom “Newhart,” and delivered one of the greatest, most self-referential series finales ever. When the live audience catches on, they can barely contain themselves long enough for the actors ...

The Flat Hat

Peter Bonerz, Director and Comedian, Gives Talk to Film & Media Studies Students
The Flat Hat
This past Thursday, the College of William and Mary hosted sitcom legend Peter Bonerz for two lectures on careers in television and comedy. Bonerz is best known for his performance as Dr. Jerry on “The Bob Newhart Show,” as well as for his directing ...


'WKRP' Is Returning To Cincinnati Airwaves
He had never been to Cincinnati when he finished the pilot script, after writing for The Bob Newhart Show and The Tony Randall Show. Wilson, who died in January at age 74, once told me that the "WKRP" stood for "crap" station, and that he set it in ...

Montreal Gazette

Just for Laughs: A timeline
Montreal Gazette
Bob Newhart hosts Showtime Gala with killer performance from another up-and-comer, Tim Allen. The incomparable and late Bill Hicks makes an auspicious debut as does the ever-frenetic Jim Carrey. Legendary Bugs Bunny animator Chuck Jones is paid homage ...


Merritt Blake Dies: Talent Agent For Oscar And Emmy Winners Was 82
Talent agent Merritt Blake, who worked with Jodie Foster, Bob Newhart, Angie Dickinson and many other film and television stars during his long career, has died at age 82. He passed away February 25 following a battle with cancer. Related · Man Dies ...
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