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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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Celebrities : Bob Newhart
Categories : TV Actors, TV Personalities, Comedian News, Celebrity News
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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Celebrities : Barbara Walters, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, Carl Reiner, Steve Martin, Rob Reiner, Stephen A. Schwarzman, Neil Simon, Marc Shaiman, Mark Twain, Bob Costas, Lorne Michaels, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Bob Newhart, Jimmy Fallon
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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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Celebrities : Bob Newhart

Posted 5/26/2007 09:05:21 PM | Permalink
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