Rob Bartlett, star of stage and screen, best known from his years as a writer of genius comic characters on the Imus in the Morning program, is back with The Rob Bartlett Radio Comedy Hour, every Saturday Night at 10 PM on 77WABC… and then, immediately afterward, available as a podcast on the OG Podcast Network. A unique hybrid of Classic Radio Comedy Shows, Late-Night Talk Shows and Saturday Night Live. In fact, Andrew Smith, former Head Writer of SNL, is on board with Rob, writing and performing the sketches together, along with The Robio Radio Players, a talented group of young comedic actors. Rob’s new show is a scripted hour of comedy, featuring serialized sketch segments and original comedy characters. Each week, Rob will also feature a Special Guest, a visit from Rob’s Show Business Friends: Celebrities from the worlds of Film, TV, Comedy and Music, like Steve Schirripa, Tony Danzay, Judy Gold, Anthony Cumia, Lyle Lovett & Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick.
The Robio cleans out his office and comes across myriad audio tidbits, some old stand up tapes, bootlegs of live Broadway performances, classic bits, never before heard sketches...it's a Hodgepodge of Hilarity.
S5 E9 - The Origins of LI Comedy Pt. 4
Part 4 of conversations with The Robio and some of his pals from the early days of 'The Comedy Boom', as he continues his hang with comedians Bill McCarty & Fred Stoller, swapping stories about life as a Stand Up Comic: One Nighters, Hell Gigs, and taking a bath in the slop sink in the kitchen at the East Side Comedy Club.
S5 E8 - The Origins of LI Comedy Pt. 3
This week, Robio hangs with dear friends Bill McCarty and Fred Stoller to share stories about the movement of Island Comics to Manhattan to do 'The City Clubs', one-nighter hell gigs in Jersey, and the Legendary Comic Strip in Ft. Lauderdale, with some great tales about the Comedy Condo and why Eddie Murphy doesn't like people touching his toast.
BONUS TRACK: THE COVID 19 NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
A special bonus track: THAT COVID 19 NERVOUS BREAKDOWN.
THE STONES. (WITH THE ROBIO)
S5 Episode 6 - The Origins of LI Comedy Pt. 2
More from the early days of Stand Up Comedy on Long Island with Jackie the Joke Man Martling. Including the legendary stories 'Is That It?', 'Make That Call Dave', 'No Spray Wax', and 'Hannibell the Clown on the Joe Franklin Show'.
S5 E5 -THE ORIGINS OF Long Island COMEDY PT. 1
A VERY SPECIAL EPISODE, PART ONE OF 'THE ORIGINS OF LONG ISLAND COMEDY’, WITH ROBIO'S SPECIAL GUESTS, RICHIE MINERVINI AND JACKIE MARTLING. THE THREE OLD FRIENDS SHARE WAR STORIES ABOUT THEIR EARLY DAYS AT RICHARD M. DIXON’S WHITE HOUSE INN, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, THE EAST SIDE COMEDY CLUB, THE INCREDIBLE OTTO & GEORGE, RODNEY DANGERFIELD AND THE FORT LAUDERDALE COMIC STRIP.
Rob Bartlett is absolutely the nicest, most decent person in the business. Also freaking hilarious. A true gem. (Loved him on Weird Medicine recently too!)
I very much enjoyed Ron Barnett's humorous stylings. He is almost a comedic genius.
Not as funny as Gallagher, but very close.
Rob still gets me through bad days!
The show is great- some of the classics from Imus and the newer stuff is awesome! Thanks Rob for still being able to turn a bad day into a great one with your yuks!