Legendary Comedian Bob Newhart in Minneapolis!

Posted on 8th June, by ParkandShop

The Minneapolis Comedy festival is quickly approaching, and the lineup is impressive. From Fortune Feimster to Seth Meyers, you know downtown Minneapolis did its due diligence to score huge laughs the last weekend in June. When you see Bob Newhart on the list of shows, though, you know they just downright aren’t !$@%ing around.

Newhart’s deadpan humor has been a foundation of comedy for the last half century in standup and television. His career is so solid his name is actually synonymous with comedy. The Hennepin Theatre Trust website descries some of his accolades:

“His career as an entertainer has spanned 56 years, including multiple television series, 14 feature films and millions of albums sold worldwide and he is the recipient of many honors, including the ‘Mark Twain Prize for American Humor,’ presented by the Kennedy Center, and an induction into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ ‘Hall of Fame.’”

At this point in his career, he’s still doing television – he’s appeared on TNT’s “The Librarians,” and even won an Emmy in 2013 for his recurring appearances on “Big Bang Theory.” It’s good to know he’s still present in popular shows so that generation after generation can remain familiar with his incredible talent.

To see this living legend live, get tickets to his performance at the Orpheum on Friday, June 28 at 7 pm. Tickets are $49.50 to $79.50. You can grab $6 parking at the Park and Shop ramps a quick skip from the venue.