Enjoy a lively conversation with Bob Stromberg, an award-winning comedian, storyteller, and Josh Hatcher’s childhood hero! This podcast episode explores what it means to be a man, chats about Bob’s fascinating personal life, his impactful school visits, his experience during a boxing match ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’, his encounter with Tom Hanks, and the significance of the words ‘I love you’ and ‘I’m proud of you’. Bob also delves into some of his advice for men and his own life experiences, including aspects such as surrender, service, gratitude, and enjoying daily life. Tune in and get to know more about Bob Stromberg on this episode of the Manlihood ManCast.
Meet Bob Stromberg, a captivating guest on the Manlihood ManCast who brings joy to audiences of all ages with his distinctive blend of speaking, storytelling, and humor. Bob’s presentations are characterized by their clean and casual style, marked by humility, and infused with a delightful mix of knee-slapping comedy and uplifting encouragement.
Renowned for his remarkable ability to connect with audiences, Bob excels in developing warm rapport, bringing people together, and eliciting surprising laughter. His arsenal of gifts includes physical comedy, a touch of audience participation that is never threatening, and even hand shadows, described as “stunning” by the London Metro. Audiences are treated to a memorable experience as Bob shares hilarious, tender, and thought-provoking stories from his own life, leaving them amazed and transformed.
In 1995, Bob co-authored the hit play “Triple Espresso, (a highly caffeinated comedy),” which started in Minneapolis and went on to become the longest-running stage production in the history of San Diego, seen by over two million people in eighty cities worldwide. The Chicago Sun Times praised Bob’s role as “a mesmerizing physical comedian.”
Following this success, Bob presented his solo show, “That Wonder Boy,” described by Culture Buzz as “One of the most substantive comical one-man shows ever conjured.” The show received acclaim, winning the three top awards Off Broadway at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City and later recognized as one of the top shows in the festival’s first decade.
Bob, who resides in Minnesota with his wife Judy, continues to occasionally perform his theater shows and travels extensively as a featured comedian.
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00:00 Introduction and Welcome
01:14 The Importance of Engaging with the Content
01:44 Introducing the Guest: Bob Stromberg
02:12 The Interview Begins: Childhood Memories
04:41 Bob’s Early Experiences and Influences
05:14 Bob’s Encounter with Muhammad Ali
06:45 Bob’s Early Career in Zaire
09:34 Bob’s Interaction with Tom Hanks
24:07 Bob’s Reflections on Growing Up in a Small Town
28:35 Bob’s Journey in the World of Performing Arts
31:06 The Impact of Lyme’s Disease
34:08 City vs Country: Understanding the Differences
35:18 Adapting to Different Environments: From Small Towns to Big Cities
36:51 Cultural Differences: North vs South
37:37 Small Town Stories: Growing Up in Port Allegany (and Roulette)
40:14 The Journey to Manlihood: Starting a Podcast
41:54 The Impact of Parental Love and Support
54:41 Facing Health Challenges: A Personal Story
57:35 The Importance of Surrender and Service in Manhood
01:02:39 Advice for Men: Enjoy Life More
01:04:51 Final Thoughts: The Gift of Each Day