American Masters

How Bob Hope transformed monologue misfires

Clip: 12/29/2017 | 1m 39s Video has closed captioning.

Bob Hope was known for his off-the-cuff comedic style and quick wit. Comedian Conan O'Brien and actor Tom Selleck discuss how Hope was a master of improvising when a joke didn't land or he fumbled a line.

Aired: 12/29/17

Rating: NR

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