While most of us think of him as the star of two of TV's greatest shows of all time, The Bob Newhart Showand Newhart, Bob started his showbiz career as a stand-up comic. In fact, he holds the distinction of being the only comedian to ever win the Album of the Year Grammy award. And he deserves that honor, too.
You say you've never heard The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart? Well, in the words of Bob's version of Mark Antony, "Friends, Romans, country men, I got something to tell ya." You must hear this record.
In fact, stop reading this blog and click here and buy a copy on Amazon right now (then come back and finish reading).
Okay, you're back, good. Now find 32 minutes to sit back and enjoy this comedy classic without any interruption. You'll hear the behind-the-scenes story of Abe Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and find out how driving instructors put their lives on the line every day. And, most importantly, you'll laugh. Hard.
Here's what Bob told the Archive of American Television about his award winning debut album.