In this segment from the 1989 series: Newhart, Dick (Bob Newhart) unwillingly becomes the sidekick and target of mockery of an insult comic (Don Rickles) hired to host WPIV’s new late night talk. Bob Newhart (b.1929) is an American stand-up comedian and actor noted for his deadpan and slightly stuttering delivery. Newhart came to prominence in 1960 when his album of comedic monologues, The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, became a bestseller and reached number one on the Billboard pop album chart; it remains the 20th-best selling comedy album in history.