- $60 for one ticket to see Bob Newhart (up to $93.54 value)
- When: Saturday, May 16, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
- Seating: side orchestra or mezzanine
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
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Bob Newhart isn’t the kind of comedian you see every day—or even every generation. Delivering punchlines in an unflappable deadpan manner, the world’s first solo straight man has been defining comedy for more than 50 years. He began making history in 1960 when he released The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart. It became the first comedy album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts, surpassing music powerhouses Elvis Presley and The Sound of Music cast soundtrack.
It’s not just Newhart’s record sales that keep people coming back, though; it’s his trademark shtick: a one-sided conversation with an unheard, frequently hysterical interlocutor. Maybe it’s a nervous police officer giving advice to a rookie who’s discovered a bomb (“There’s nothing to worry about as long as it’s ticking. Er, when it stops ticking, that’s, that’s something else again.”). Maybe it’s a submarine captain addressing his crew after a brutal two-year voyage (“I think our firing on Miami Beach, uh, can best be termed, ‘ill-timed.’”). Or maybe it’s a beleaguered driving instructor (“Actually it was partially my fault, you see, but, uh, you were in the left-hand lane, and you were signaling left, and, uh, I just more or less assumed you were going to turn left.”). Whatever it is, his bone-dry humor has had a universal appeal and earned him three prime-time sitcoms from 1972 to 1992 and his first Emmy in 2013.