American Masters

Learn how Bob Hope came up with his iconic standup routines

Clip: Season 31 Episode 10 | 1m 4s

Journalist Richard Zoglin, comedy writer Robert Mills, and America's most beloved amphibian, Kermit the Frog, discuss Bob Hope's groundbreaking improvisational style. His fast-paced monologues were flexible, and allowed him to bring current events into his comedy act.

Aired: 12/29/17

Rating: NR

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