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Bob Stromberg grew up in the Allegheny Mountains of rural Pennsylvania. Throughout his early school years, his deepest desire was to be recognized class clown, but as the sensitive son of a school administrator and a teacher he found his aspirations unattainable. Receiving and art degree from North Park College in Chicago, he continued his studies for two years with legendary mime teacher Tony Montanaro at Celebration Theatre in Maine. It was there he met mask maker extraordinaire Michael Cooper. For over ten years they clowned throughout New England, cutting their performing teeth in over 4000 school and community shows. In 1989 Bob went solo with his unique blend of story, standup and shtick in venues from church basements to corporate settings and stadiums. In 1995 he joined his friends, masterful comic magician Bill Arnold and musical genius Michael Pearce Donley, to co-author the comedy, Triple Espresso www.tripleespresso.com The play opened at the Minneapolis Music Box Theater on April 27, 1996. Bob remembers hoping to make it through a six week run without losing his home. Triple Espresso closed on April 27 2008 twelve years to the day. Since its beginning, the little play that could has opened in dozens of cities from San Diego to London to Munich. In his signature role as Bobby Bean, the Chicago Sun Times called Bob a mesmerizing physical comedian and the London Times, a genuinely funny man. In September of 2008 Bob premiered a new one-man show Mr. Wonderboy www.mrwonderboy.com which is preparing to open in cities across the country. Bob has written three books, Why Geese Fly Farther Than Eagles, Finding the Magnificent in Lower Mundane and the beautifully illustrated family story The Miracle at Stinky Bay. He is known by many for his appearance on the award winning TV show Bananas. Bob lives in Minnesota with his wife Judy, occasionally still performs with Triple Espresso, and tours extensively as a featured comedian and speaker.
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