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Publisher's Summary

In Hi Bob!, American icon Bob Newhart gets together one-on-one with a handpicked cohort of luminaries in the world of entertainment, whom he happens to be friends with. Bob gets deep with each performer about their aspirations, their careers, how they got started, and how they grew to be where they are today. They make TV shows, movies, or albums, but they all like telling stories.   

Hi Bob! combines different conversations into themes, covering topics like creativity or failure, while weaving in never-before-heard personal anecdotes among accomplished, famous friends.   

Enjoy!   

Guests: Judd Apatow, Will Ferrell, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Conan O'Brien, and Sarah Silverman.   

Foreword by Marc Maron.   

Chapters in Hi Bob!

1. Foreword
2. Prologue
3. "I Was an Accountant"
4. "That Would Be Ridiculous"
5. "I Still Love Radio"
6. "Comedy Is Better Than College"
7. "Week to Week Contract"
8. "Hold for Laughs"
9. "You're Shootin' My Ear, Man!"
10. "I Thought You Were Overdoing It"
11. "Yes, We're Friends"
12. "Rickles"
13. "Vegas"
14. "Dying Every Night"
15. "If You're Terrified, You're Doing It Right"
16. "The Magic Pen"
17. "Stop Me If You've Heard This One"
18. "Can't Change with the Times?"
19. "Some Parting Advice"
20. Epilogue 

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

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Meeting of Comedy Minds

Get a sneak peek at what happens when an American icon examines the craft of comedy with some of today's most innovative entertainers.
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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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Bob Newhart in conversation

Was really more interested in Newhart than his guests, but they were good catalysts to elicit stories from Bob's amazing past. Good listen.

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Keep in mind I’m a huge fan

This is the first audiobook I’ve listened to and didn’t think it would work for me. Shockingly though, I found myself laughing out loud more than once. I’m not trying to figure out the art of comedy, I just wanted anecdotal stories and that’s what I got. It’s three hours long, and the laugh per minute ratio work well for me as I listened to it while I did housework.

So if you’re a fan too, you won’t be disappointed

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Great for Comedy Fans

This book was so informal which made it feel like you were really listening in on a conversation with true friends. Bob does such a great job of connecting to the next generation of comedians.

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Like a Seat at the Big Kid's Table

I grew up watching Newhart with my family on a weekly basis. Listening to Hi Bob! is like a seat at the big kid's table on Thanksgiving. I loved listening to Bob and his grown-up friends reminisce about their old stand-up days, their careers, and how they made it.

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Wow!

Being a huge Bob Newhart fan, I will admit I'm a little biased. That being said, I loved this special Audible production. It was fantastic to hear Bob reminisce with other talented comedians. Great editing and production value. If you're into comedy or any of these comedians, this is a must-listen.

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Very entertaining!

Bob talks comedy (and a few other things) with other funny people. Most of the stories were new to me, and all were very funny. I would recommend this book to anyone, especially to people who like comics and comedy.

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  • Coleen
  • Staten Island, NY, United States
  • 08-06-18

Interesting and funny

It’s good to hear how these other comedians admire this one comedian Bob Newhart. Clean comedy

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What a guest lineup!

Obviously Bob is the headliner and he's a Hall of Famer, bu this list of guests -- Kimmel, Ferrell, Silverman, Apatow, Conan, Kudrow...is just incredible. Insightful and well done!

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  • Jeanne
  • Bartlesville, OK United States
  • 08-04-18

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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  • 07-24-18

Great to “ talk/listen” to Bob & friends for 3 hrs and a bit

I thought it was amazing, all except what I can only imagine was the routine that didn’t finish with wrap-up or punchline....the charity/emcee skimming scan at end must have been a bit-gone-bad.

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  • Anthony Hackett
  • 07-30-18

Relaxed, engaging, entertaining and enlightening

Felt as though I was Bob's guest for a front porch chat with a few invited guests.