Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Bob Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues. The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart was a worldwide bestseller and reached number one on the Billboard pop album charts. It remains the 20th best-selling comedy album in history. The follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! was also a massive success, and the two albums held the Billboard number one and number two spots simultaneously.
Newhart later went into acting, starring in The Bob Newhart Show during the 1970s and then as innkeeper Dick Loudon on the 1980s series Newhart. He also had two short-lived sitcoms in the nineties titled Bob and George and Leo. Newhart also appeared in film roles such as Major Major in Catch-22 and Papa Elf in Elf. He provided the voice of Bernard in the Walt Disney animated films The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. In 2004 he played the library head Judson in The Librarian, a character which continued in 2014 to the TV series The Librarians. In 2013, Newhart made his first of four guest appearances on The Big Bang Theory, for which he received his first Primetime Emmy Award on September 15, 2013.
You can pick up your copy of the Very Best of Bob Newhart right here.
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Comedy Blueprint [Album]