Bob Newhart talks Sid Caesar, 'Big Bang Theory,' performing in his 80s and more and more
Bob Newhart turns 85 this year, and remains a legend for staggered generations. There's his standup, his sitcoms, Elf, The Big Bang Theory, even 1990s repeats on Nick at Nite.
He could call it a career, rest on The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart, the priceless one-way phone calls still living on YouTube. But he keeps working. He just reprised his Professor Proton character on The Big Bang Theory, and on Saturday he'll perform at Clearwater's Capitol Theatre (tickets are $50-$98, click here).
"You're not dead at 85," he said in a phone interview. "You're a long way from it. Go out and enjoy. You've earned it."
For more of Stephanie Hayes' interview with Newhart, click here.