All comedians are, in a way, anarchists. Our job is to make fun of the existing world. Bob Newhart
George Robert Newhart (born September 5, 1929) is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery, Newhart came to prominence in the 1960s when his album of comedic monologues The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart became a worldwide bestseller and reached number one on the Billboard pop album chart—it remains the 20th best-selling comedy album in history. The follow-up album, The Button-Down Mind Strikes Back! was also a massive success, and the two albums held the Billboard number one and number two spots simultaneously.
Newhart later went into acting, starring as Chicago psychologist Dr. Robert Hartley in The Bob Newhart Show during the 1970s and then as Vermont innkeeper Dick Loudon on the 1980s series Newhart. He also had two short-lived sitcoms in the 1990s titled Bob and George and Leo. Newhart also appeared in film roles such as Major Major in Catch-22 and Papa Elf in Elf. He provided the voice of Bernard in the Walt Disney animated films The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under. In 2004 he played the library head Judson in The Librarian, a character which continued in 2014 to the TV series The Librarians. In 2013, Newhart made his first of four guest appearances on The Big Bang Theory as Professor Proton, for which he received his first Primetime Emmy Award on September 15, 2013.
If you think about America, it is about getting your backpack on and heading out. Nick Frost
Nicholas John “Nick” Frost (born 28 March 1972) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and author. He is best known for his work in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy of films, consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013), and the television comedy Spaced (1999–2001). He also appeared in Joe Cornish‘s film Attack the Block (2011). He co-starred in the 2011 film Paul, which he co-wrote with frequent collaborator and friend Simon Pegg. He is also well known for his various roles in the sketch show Man Stroke Woman.
We tend to connect bad food and bad habits with romance and sex. Marilu Henner
Mary Lucy Denise “Marilu” Henner (born April 6, 1952) is an American actress, producer, radio host, and author. She is best known for her role as Elaine O’Connor Nardo on the sitcom Taxi from 1978 to 1983. Henner has hyperthymesia; she can remember specific details of virtually every day of her life since she was a small child. On December 19, 2010, the CBS News program 60 Minutes aired a segment which featured six individuals thought to have this condition.
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I’m pretty much all for poetry in public places – poetry on buses, poetry on subways, on billboards, on cereal boxes. Billy Collins
William James “Billy” Collins (born March 22, 1941) is an American poet, appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003. He is a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York and is the Senior Distinguished Fellow of the Winter Park Institute, Florida. Collins was recognized as a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library (1992) and selected as the New York State Poet for 2004 through 2006. As of 2015, he is a teacher in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.