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Tickets on sale Friday, March 22 at 10am, available at and

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nashville Comedy Festival is excited to announce the addition of legendary comedy icon Bob Newhart to their 2019 lineup. Newhart is set to bring his award-winning stand-up comedy to TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall Wednesday, April 10th at 7pm.

Bob Newhart has been entertaining the English-speaking world for over a half-century. A comedy recording of his early stand up act hit a nerve and became a huge best seller in 1960, winning multiple Grammy® awards, including “Album of the Year” and “Best New Artist.” That led to starring roles in two of TV’s top comedy series, “The Bob Newhart Show” and “Newhart.” PBS has also saluted Newhart’s career with an “American Masters” presentation. He’s enjoyed a lifetime of TV prominence and accolades, including the “Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize,” induction into the TV Academy’s “Hall of Fame” and a star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame.” Loyola University Chicago has unveiled The Newhart Family Theatre and the NAB, the National Association of Broadcasters, awarded its “Hall of Fame” honor. Bob now has a recurring role on “The Big Bang Theory” on CBS, for which he won his first-ever Emmy® Award, and he is a regular headliner at concert venues around the country.

In addition to TV, recordings, and live shows, Bob has appeared in over 14 feature films, including “Elf,” “On A Clear Day You Can See Forever,” “Catch 22” and “Legally Blonde 2,” and has performed on film with the likes of Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Barbara Streisand, Madeline Kahn and Walter Matthau.

“I guess the American public didn’t feel threatened by me,” says Newhart.

Tickets to Newhart’s Nashville Comedy Festival appearance will go on sale this Friday, March 22nd at 10am at and

About Outback Concerts:
Outback Concerts is an independent, full-service concert and comedy promoter based in Nashville, TN. In addition to producing hundreds of concerts and events each year, ranging from clubs to arenas across the country and Canada, Outback Concerts also produces the Nashville Comedy Festival. Outback Concerts President Mike Smardak was a 2011 inductee of the IEBA Hall of Fame. In November of 2016, Mike Smardak was honored with a distinguished NATD Award alongside Nashville’s most recognized members of the entertainment industry. In March of 2018, Smardak was honored by the T.J. Martell Foundation with the Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award. Promoter Andrew Farwell was voted IEBA Rookie of the Year in 2014.

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