“LOS ANGELES, CA. — Bob Newhart, winner of three Grammy Awards, a Peabody, an Emmy and the Mark Twain Prize for Humor, and author of his new show-business autobiography, I Shouldn’t Even Be Doing This, making him perhaps the most celebrated comedian-humorist-actor-author-former accountant in show-business history, this summer took time away from his busy schedule to serve as finalist judge, for the 2008 winner of the Robert Benchley Society Award for Humor. Newhart chose, as first-place winner, New York City-based humor columnist, satirist, Madeleine Begun Kane.
“In a personal note Newhart told Kane her essay, ‘Guide for The Opera Impaired,’ finished first because it was “the most Benchleyesque. . . ‘I don’t know if Robert Benchley ever commented on operas in his writings, but it is certainly a subject I suspect he would have handled exactly as you did,’ Newhart said.”
Bob Newhart Names”Mad” Kane Winner of 2008 Robert Benchley Society Award for Humor, Robert Benchley Society, July 31, 2008
Mad! You rule so hard! Man, if Bob Newhart, the funniest man alive, thinks your funny, you’ve really FUNNY!