Comedy comes as a second language to Bob Newhart; after all, he’s only been a comedian for 52 years.
The 83-year-old is among the last of the great Las Vegas comedians who got the big rooms and kicked off his career by selling comedy albums.
His sitcoms The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart were television staples of the ’70s and ’80s. But that’s not all the film work he’s done. He’s played Will Ferrell’s father in the Christmas comedy Elf and a sadistic CEO in the raunchy comedy, Horrible Bosses.
If you want to see this icon in action, he’ll be performing on Saturday night at the Sunset Center in Carmel.
With that much experience, surely many comedians look up to him and seek his help.
On the contrary, Newhart had this to say:
“Whenever I hear a comedian is going to be on Letterman or Leno or Kimmel, I try to catch it, because I want to see what they’re talking about. The best thing in the world to me is to watch a really good comedian. I love it. I don’t feel threatened by it. I just want to see them evolve.”
Although Newhart is well into retirement age, he’s still spreading joy.
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