“Bob Perlow is the best warmup guy in the business. In the field where most guys last thirteen weeks before being fired or moving on to another program, Bob was with me for almost my entire run of The Tonight Show. . . . Besides, I couldn’t fire him—he knew all the secrets!”
“You’re going to like Bob Perlow. It is impossible not to like him. He tells a great tale, spins a great joke, and will get under your skin before you know he’s there.”
A comedy show where no one is laughing is anything but funny, so from the late 1970s to the early 2000s, stand-up comedian Robert Perlow made it his mission to keep the energy flowing on television sets. Perlow perfected his routine as a warmup guy on the sets of some of television’s most popular shows, including Friends, Will & Grace, Growing Pains, Cheers, Full House, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. From an improv class with Robin Williams to a heated encounter with Tim Allen, Perlow saw it all. He uses his trademark humor to reveal personal recollections from both behind and in front of the camera in this hilarious tell-all book.
About the Authors
Robert Perlow is the creator, producer, and star of The Warmup Guy stand-up comedy show. His writing credits include such all-time television favorites as Laverne & Shirley, Who’s the Boss?,
and Mork & Mindy.
Perlow lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island.
Richard John Cummins graduated from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York. He is a music and puppetry enthusiast and has written for Hit Parader and several other music magazines. Cummins lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.
About the Foreword Writer
Alan Thicke is best known as Jason Seaver from ABC’s Growing Pains, but his talents go beyond one television show. Thicke has earned a Golden Globe “Best Actor” nomination and seven Emmy Award nominations for both writing and acting.
THE WARMUP GUY
By Robert Perlow and Richard John Cummins
Foreword by Alan Thicke
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
HUMOR / Form / Anecdotes & Quotations
240 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
165 photos Index