Thursday, April 5, 2012 | Categories: Q Blog
With his debut album, "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart" a stammering, deadpan accountant from Chicago proved you didn't need slapstick, sight gags or vaudville to make the top-selling comedy album of all time.
His groundbreaking comedic persona led to two hit TV shows - "The Bob Newhart Show" in the 1970s, and "Newhart" in the 1980s. Both series enjoyed runs so long that they form a comedy throughline spanning nearly two decades.
Today, Jian spoke to legendary stand-up comedian and actor, Bob Newhart.