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Bob Hope Plays the Supervillain to 1966’s Biggest Comedic Stars

Whatever you think of him, it’s next to impossible to refute the fact that Bob Hope was the king of comedy during his tenure. Whether it was his “Road” films with Bing, catapulting to success on the radio, or entertaining the troops throughout [...]

By Ramsey Ess

Hope-Less: How Different Would Standup Be Without Bob Hope?

The truth is, Bob Hope actually dug Lenny Bruce, he really did -- even considered him “brilliant,” according to Richard Zoglin in his new biography Hope: Entertainer of the Century. Zoglin tells the story of Hope dropping in on a Florida [...]

By Lary Wallace

Looking Back at Bob Hope’s Early Work

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, [...]

By Ramsey Ess

Timing is Everything: The Comedy of Bob Hope

For over half a century, Bob Hope was arguably the most famous and beloved comedian in America. Like most comics from his era, he started as a song and dance man in Vaudeville and slowly made his way up the ranks through radio, stage, and [...]

By Justin Gray