The Very Best of Bob and Ray by Bob Elliott audiobook

The Very Best of Bob and Ray: Legends of Comedy

By Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding
Read by Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge
4.92 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Before Bob & Ray, comedians told jokes. After Bob & Ray, they told stories. When they first got together in 1946 on WHDH-AM Boston, no one guessed that their subtle, intelligent, deadpan brand of humor would revolutionize the comedic landscape. With a gift for an improvisation and a keen understanding of the absurd, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding created a universe of wonderful characters and rewrote the rules for what’s funny. Consider any important comedy star since—Bob Newhart, Garrison Keillor, Woody Allen, Johnny Carson, George Carlin, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld—and you can hear the debt to Bob & Ray. This collection honors the two and only with selections from their early years (1950s, ’60s, and ’70s) and public radio years (’80s), their 1984 Carnegie Hall performances, and previously unreleased archival recordings.

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Summary

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Before Bob & Ray, comedians told jokes. After Bob & Ray, they told stories. When they first got together in 1946 on WHDH-AM Boston, no one guessed that their subtle, intelligent, deadpan brand of humor would revolutionize the comedic landscape.

With a gift for an improvisation and a keen understanding of the absurd, Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding created a universe of wonderful characters and rewrote the rules for what’s funny. Consider any important comedy star since—Bob Newhart, Garrison Keillor, Woody Allen, Johnny Carson, George Carlin, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld—and you can hear the debt to Bob & Ray.

This collection honors the two and only with selections from their early years (1950s, ’60s, and ’70s) and public radio years (’80s), their 1984 Carnegie Hall performances, and previously unreleased archival recordings.

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Author Bio: Bob Elliott

Author Bio: Bob Elliott

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Author Bio: Ray Goulding

Author Bio: Ray Goulding

Ray Goulding (1922–1990) was an American comedian best known for his part in the comedy duo of Bob and Ray. The pair received both the 1952 and 1957 Peabody Awards for their radio success. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Humor
Runtime: 4.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English