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The Very Best of Bob and Ray - Legends of Comedy

Bob Elliott

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ray Goulding

Length:

4h 55m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:38


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

23:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:58