Comedy Legends. Barry Cryer. Copyright: 3DD.

Comedy Legends

Sky Arts documentary series presented by Barry Cryer. 30 episodes (3 series), 2018 - 2020. Features Barry Cryer, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Steve Punt, Clive Anderson and others.

Series 3, Episode 7 - Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart's signature deadpan delivery and slight stammer have been the tools of his trade for over six decades, and this is a great opportunity to discover the rich career of one of the greats.

Further details

Bob Newhart.

While Bob Newhart has been an established name in stand-up in the United States since the 1960s, viewers this side of the Atlantic may know him better from his memorable cameo appearances later in his career in series like The Simpsons - where he was unexpectedly called upon to deliver a eulogy at Krusty the Clown's funeral - and his Emmy-winning role as Sheldon's childhood hero Professor Proton in The Big Bang Theory. Newhart's signature deadpan delivery and slight stammer have been the tools of his trade for over six decades, and this is a great opportunity to discover the rich career of one of the greats.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 19th November 2020
Time
9pm
Channel
Sky Arts
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Barry Cryer Host / Presenter
Steve Punt Self
Stephen Armstrong Self
Tony Hawks Self
Jo Caulfield Self
Guest cast
Bob Newhart Self (Archive Material)
Production team
Lyndy Saville Director
Lyndy Saville Producer
David Byrne Executive Producer
Jack Oliver Executive Producer
Dominic Saville Executive Producer

Press

Review: Comedy Legends

The hour-long format of Comedy Legends allows for long extracts, giving us the chance to appreciate their comic rhythm.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 20th November 2020
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