Pigeon Forge Attractions: Johnny Carson’s Favorite Comedian

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Beloved talk show host Johnny Carson dubbed Bob Nelson “one of  the funniest comedians I’ve ever seen”, proclaiming “you won’t laugh any harder than you laugh at this guy”. You can enjoy Bob Nelson’s unique brand of sidesplitting comedy six days a week at the Bob Nelson Family Theater. Located minutes away from our Pigeon Forge cabins, the Bob Nelson Family Comedy Show is chock full of zany characters, witty observations and nonstop laughter.

TV and Film Star

Bob Nelson honed his comedic skills as legendary comedian Rodney Dangerfield’s opening act for eight years. With help from Dangerfield, his “Comedy Godfather”, Nelson landed two popular HBO specials. He has appeared on the Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, and the Merv Griffin Show. Nelson has also had a successful film career,  appearing in Kindergarden Cop, The Naked Gun and Airplane!

Wacky Characters

The Bob Nelson Family Comedy Show revolves around Bob’s original characters and dead on impressions. Blessed with a rubber face and boundless energy, Nelson can jump from character to character with impressive speed. Some of his most popular characters include Jiffy Jeff, a punch drunk prizefighter, Wilby Stuckerson, a hillbilly chicken farmer, and an entire football team. Bob Nelson’s show is completely family friendly, so children and adults alike can enjoy Bob’s hilarious comedy.

After laughing your socks off at the Bob Nelson Family Theater, you can retire to one of our cozy Pigeon Forge cabins. Bear Camp Realty and Cabin Rentals features luxurious lodging complete with full kitchens, hot tubs, jacuzzis, and game rooms. Our cabins have everything you need for an unforgettable family vacation. Visit our Specials page to learn about our latest deals and promotions!