Legendary comedy icon Bob Newhart will join The Nashville Comedy Festival. Newhart is set to bring his award-winning stand-up comedy to TPAC’s Jackson Hall on Wednesday, April 10.
Tickets for Bob Newhart go on sale on Friday, March 22, at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.
Bob Newhart was nearly 30 years old and working as an accountant in Chicago when he struck comic gold with his first comedy album. His incredible journey was thoroughly explored in “American Masters: Bob Newhart: Unbuttoned” on PBS. More recently, Newhart’s TV contributions have been highlighted on PBS popular series, “Pioneers of Television.”
His career as an entertainer has spanned 56 years, including multiple television series, 14 feature films and millions of albums sold worldwide. He is the recipient of the “Mark Twain Prize for American Humor,” presented by the Kennedy Center, and inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame.
In 2013, he won his first Emmy® for recurring appearances on the hit show “Big Bang Theory” and also appears in the series, “The Librarians,” on TNT.
Newhart has enjoyed much success in television and films and has hosted the “Tonight Show” an astonishing 87 times. His early TV effort, the “Bob Newhart Variety Show,” earned an Emmy® and a Peabody Award, and was quickly followed by the television success of “The Bob Newhart Show” (1972 – 1978) and “Newhart” (1982 – 1990). He also has appeared in over 14 feature films, including “Elf,” “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever,” “Catch 22” and “Legally Blonde 2,” and has starred with the likes of Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Barbra Streisand, Madeline Kahn and Walter Matthau. Newhart has also provided character voices for major animated films.
Despite his successful run in television and feature films, Bob has never strayed far from his first love of performing comedy stand-up, and his classic routines have stood the test of time. “The Bob Newhart Show” received TV Land’s “Icon Award” and had a statue dedicated in his honor in Chicago. Over the last decade, Newhart has headed back to the small screen on a recurring basis.
Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.