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Bob Newhart headlining comedy weekend at Riverside

Legendary comedian will bring the laughs to Iowa in October

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UPDATED: 21 January 2014 | 4:15 pm   ::  

Legendary comedian Bob Newhart will bring the laughs to the Event Center at Riverside Casino & Golf Resort on October 18th.

Bob Newhart’s career has spanned over 50 years, several successful television series, fourteen feature films and millions of albums sold worldwide and he is the recipient of many honors, including the prestigious “Mark Twain Prize for American Humor,” presented by the Kennedy Center and a designation as an “American Master” by PBS.

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Newhart’s first comedy recording, “The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart” became the first comedy album to go to #1 on the charts.  He was an immediate sell-out in nightclubs and theater stages all over America.  Seven more albums followed, each extremely successful multi-platinum projects.  In fact, Bob’s cumulative recording career earned him three Grammys.

Bob has enjoyed tremendous success in television and films as well and has hosted the “Tonight Show” an astonishing 87 times.  He earned an Emmy and a Peabody Award for his work on the “Bob Newhart Variety Show,” which was quickly followed by the phenomenal television success of “The Bob Newhart Show” (1972 – 1978) and “Newhart” (1982 – 1990).  He has appeared in over 14 feature films, including “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever,” “Catch 22,” “Elf” and “Legally Blonde 2,” and has starred with the likes of Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Barbara Streisand, Madeline Kahn and Walter Matthau.

Despite his successful run in television and feature films, Bob has never strayed far from his first love of performing stand-up.  His classic routines have stood the test of time.

Among Bob's favorite honors are his selection as Grand Marshall of the 102nd Tournament of Roses Parade, joining 101 other world-famous leaders, stars, politicians and other world notables.  He has also been inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame.

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