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Bob Nelson        

The “Rodney Dangerfield” of Christian Entertainment

Bob Nelsons life of comedy began when he would prank-call customers while working for a telephone-book ad company. He was a paste-up artist in the quality control department, and occasionally he would need to contact clients to confirm ad information. But instead of having the secretaries call, Bob would call them as one of his characters.

Bob’s comedy career started by mistake when his secretary misdialed a local business on Long Island instead of a customer number. This misdialed call led to information on a club opening, and Bob ended up performing at the club’s first Open Mic Night. Since then, his career snowballed as he developed his act with inspiration from Red Skelton, Jerry Lewis and cartoons—all very physical and visual comedy, and all very different from the characters of other stand-up comedians.

Bob has performed at hundreds of comedy clubs, colleges, corporate events, casinos, theaters and charity fundraisers. He’s performed in Radio City Music Hall, Las Vegas, The Ford Theater for President Ronald Reagan, Carnegie Hall and on Broadway. His television credits range from The Merv Griffin Show to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where Mr. Carson remarked after Bob's first appearance, "You won't laugh any harder in five or six minutes than you will at this guy!" Bob now has his own show at Justin Flom's Imaginary Theatre in Branson, MO.

Bob has many other television credits, including an Emmy Award for a children's show. Bob performed in several HBO specials, two with Rodney Dangerfield, and performed in the feature films Kindergarten Cop, This is My Life and Brain Donors.

Bob’s personal testimony, although not always funny, offers a relevant look at a real-life guy who found the source of ultimate joy in a grace-filled God who changes us from the inside out. Recently, Bob performed and shared at Come Thirsty, a series of church seminars featuring Max Lucado and Michael W Smith.

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