Newspaper Articles and Reviews
College Performance Reviews
"Out of nine comedians, each of whom is given about five minutes, only one - the superb comic actor-impressionist
Bob Nelson - shows an imaginative zeal that transends the mundane."
Stephen Holden, The New York Times
"He is neither anecdotal, satirist, joke teller or even truly slapstick. He is what I call a skitster. He creates his own
characters and develops little routines for them. The kinds of routines that we all try to recreate at social gatherings.
Skelton's Freddie the Freeloader or Gleason's Poor Soul.... Gleason is also a fine musical composer. Skelton,
a fine painter. If Bob Nelson can sculpt, or cook, or crochet, superstardom is just around the corner."
Don Usherson, Las Vegas Review
"More funny than the actual routines (and they are funny) is the realization of the crazed mind that devised these bits."
Bili, Variety Magazine
Truly a multimedia assault on the funnybone, Nelson not only relies on verbal comedy but visual as well. There's
bright stuff here in a performance totally unfounded in reason but soaring on comic invention."
Curt Davis, New York Post
"Nelson will leave you in tears of laughter."
New York Daily News
"Bob was just terrific, I have never seen people laugh so hard. He was a pleasure to work with and we look foward to
"Bob Nelson received the only standing ovation that I have ever seen on this campus, he was sensational."
"Saw Bob Nelson at Caroline's at the Seaport the other night and have decided he's the hardest working man in
comedy. He remained in perpetual motion throughout his one and a half hour show, running back and forth through
onstage doors, each time emerging as a different character. A terrific show."
Hank Gallo, New York Daily News
Bob Nelson and I used to work together, but I got rid of him, who wants to work with someone who's
funnier than they are!" - Rodney Dangerfield