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You heard “Hi Bob!” 256 times as characters greeted him on The Bob Newhart Show. Get ready to hear it again - from real-life comedy all-stars! This Audible Original production pairs the paragon of comedy with six of the funniest famous people he’s inspired: Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Conan O’Brien, Judd Apatow, and Sarah Silverman. Bob Newhart matches wits with a handpicked cast of entertainment luminaries as they exchange never-before-heard personal anecdotes and, yes, jokes. Using his trademark deadpan and signature charm, Bob banters with his celebrated guests, drawing out their most interesting stories and telling his own. Listening is such a kick - you’ll understand why Bob has been a wellspring for contemporary comedy talent. 

©2018 Audible Originals (P)2018 Audible Originals, LLC

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entertaining!

I love Bob Newhart! These conversations are entertaining and it was awesome to hear his backstory.

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An excellent read! very funny! only one criticism:

the volumewas a bit lowon one pf the interviews. otherwise it's an awesome book worth reading!!

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Hi Bob! It is great to hear your voice.

Love this audiobook. #Audible1
It was like I was sitting with Bob Newhart and his friends taking me back to great memories of his comedy and theirs. I have been a fan since I was a child watching him on TV and to still be able to experience his wit and charm is like a trip home for the holidays. Thanks, Bob.

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Wonderful insights about the comedy business

Bob Newhart himself is great to listen to. Plus, you get to hear behind-the-scene stories from other professionals, talking about how the got into the business, their influences, life on the road, etc. Highly recommended!

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A funny read/listen

A comic genius,. Great guests. It's the silence between the words that resound. Bye Bob

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Amateur

I’m a long time Bob Newhart fan, but this was sub-par. At the very least, it needed narration at the beginning of each chapter: who? Where? When? why.

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A must have for comedy fans

I got this from some audible promotion. I remember watching Bob Newhart growing up and I have always enjoyed the show and his comedy. But this audible book is so much more. It brings in a behind the scenes image of Bob Newhart That’s endearing, honest, and downright funny. It’s a must have for any comedy fan and anyone who ever wanted to get into entertainment.

My only wish is he’d do more.

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unexpected stories

I want to listen to his early recordings again. I haven't heard them for many years. A very nice gentleman.

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Tremendous

Great insight into comedy from some of the best in the business. Also a lot of good stories.

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  • 2018-09-24

really well edited, funny, sincere

great behind the scenes stories and banter from all participants led by bob and perhaps overall slightly skewed toward yesteryear. but great editing makes it feel like a big group convo with archival performances dropped seamlessly into the main narrative. charming, authentic, funny, insightful, warm, great.

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  • Jeanne
  • 2018-08-04

Perfect

As a longtime fan of Bob, it was fun to listen to the conversations. I wish it had been longer!

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  • Lili
  • 2018-08-31

Lots of vintage audio clips included

The conversations between Newhart and his friends are nice. But what I really enjoyed were the old clips that were included. It was so much fun hearing Newhart talk about his long time best friend Don Rickles, and then hearing a clip of Rickles on the Johnny Carson show, or doing his act in Vegas.

It doesn’t stop there, there were also clips from Jack Benny, Newhart’s comedy album from 1960, and clips from his two TV shows.

A bit slow in some sections perhaps, but overall a thoughtfully produced Audible Original.

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  • daryl washburn
  • 2018-10-06

love bob newhart.

great listen. wonderful stories and behind the scenes.Bob Newhart is an American treasure. highly recommend

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  • Brendan Cain
  • 2018-07-18

Leaves You Wanting More

Bob Newhart is a living legend and the reverence he is treated by the people he interviews is great to hear. The stories are great and the unique editing makes it an easy listen. I took it in in one sitting and couldn't believe I'd been listing for three-and-a-half hours plus when it ended. Hoping for more "Hi Bob!"!

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  • Beth
  • 2018-09-08

Won me over!

I was never a Newhart TV fan, but I found this series of conversations charming. It was also great to get the insider story from several of yesterday's and today's top comedians.

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  • Bethany Bruder
  • 2018-10-30

One of my favorite listens of the year

This was one of my favorite listens of the year, hands down. Prior to this I knew of Bob Newhart as his character on The Big Bang Theory, that was all. I had no idea he was this incredibly warm comedian who had won so many awards. I have always been a fan of multiple narrators but this is mostly conversations between Bob and his friends, who also happen to be comedians. There are parts that are laugh out loud funny and others that have you contemplating the meaning of life. All in all I love the format, the content, and the narration. It really feels as if you are in someone's living room listening to Bob talk to friends of his.

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  • Will S.
  • 2018-09-27

Just.... amazing.

No more needs to be said. Except they make you write 15. So there. Fifteen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-10-30

Entertaining

I really enjoyed this audio book. It was an eye opener for me how much effort goes into stand up comedy. It also had me laughing at times. Thanks for sharing Bob.

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  • Bradley Ziola
  • 2018-10-30

Loved the conversations

This was better than eves dropping because you could listen in on your own time and in your own space!

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  • Richard
  • 2018-12-08

Best Of Bob

Well structured conversations with engaging and wide ranging topics. A great insight into the mind of Bob Newhart.