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Hope Is On the Way as Newsmax TV Presents a Special Tribute to the Master of Comedy

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By    |   Wednesday, 13 June 2018 01:28 PM

You could always count on Bob Hope for a good laugh — and now Newsmax TV takes you on a nostalgic trip through the legendary comic’s 80-year career from vaudeville hoofer to American icon with our very special presentation of “Bob Hope: Thanks for the Laughs.”

“Bob Hope: Thanks for the Laughs” will air Saturday, August 11, at 9 a.m./ET and again at 3 p.m/ET, only on Newsmax TV, your No. 1 source for breaking news, hard-hitting opinion, award-winning documentaries, and the best political coverage on television.

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Leslie Townes Hope was born to British parents in Eltham, England, in 1903 but, after the family emigrated to the United States four years later, young Bob quickly took a liking to show business when he began earning pocket change by singing, dancing, and performing comedy on the streets of Cleveland, Ohio.

After stints as a boxer, a butcher’s assistant, and a lineman in his teens and early 20s, Hope hit the vaudeville circuit as a tap dancer, singer, and jokester as his career as an entertainer officially took off. In the 1930s, he headed to New York where he performed on Broadway and began making movies for Warner Bros.

Hope’s easy-going style and natural screen presence took America by storm and he made such box office smashes as “My Favorite Brunette” and the famed "Road" comedies in which he co-starred with Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. Along the way, he warbled a song that was to become one of America’s most beloved standards, “Thanks for the Memory.”

As television exploded in the ’50s, Hope conquered the small screen with specials that chronicled his famous live performances in front of active-duty military men and women for the USO overseas. And he remained a driving comedic force and inspiration to new comics all the way through the new millennium until his death in 2003 at the age of 100.

Throughout his career, “Old Ski Nose,” as he was affectionately known, retained a rabblerousing stable of the sharpest comedy writers in the business and could always be counted on to have his audiences in stitches.

Join Newsmax TV this weekend for “Bob Hope: Thanks for the Laughs,” and get ready to enjoy some side-splitting comedy magic that’ll have you doubled over in hysterics.

“Bob Hope: Thanks for the Laughs” adds to the diverse programming featured on Newsmax TV, now carried in more than 40 million U.S. satellite and cable homes.

With compelling original shows such as "The Jesse Lee Peterson Show," "Newsmax Now," "America Talks Live," "The Wayne Allyn Root Show," "The Brett Winterble Show," "The Howie Carr Show," "The Joe Walsh Show," "The Joe Pags Show," and "The Schnitt Show," Newsmax TV has become the nation's must-watch news, lifestyle, and information channel.

Important: Newsmax TV is available on DirecTV Ch. 349, U-Verse 1220, DISH 216, and FiOS 615. If your cable operator does not have Newsmax TV just call and ask them to put us on – Call toll-free 1-844-500-6397 and we will connect you right away to your cable operator!

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You could always count on Bob Hope for a good laugh — and now Newsmax TV takes you on a nostalgic trip through the legendary comic’s 80-year career from vaudeville hoofer to American icon with our very special presentation of “Bob Hope: Thanks for the Laughs.”
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