Host Mark Malkoff talks with guests about legendary talk show host Johnny Carson. Guests include stand-up comics who debuted on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, individuals that worked on the show, frequent guests, and top entertainers that were influenced by Carson.
Sue Raney discusses her appearances singing on Carson’s Tonight show, dining with Johnny at Jilly’s, opening up for Don Rickles in Las Vegas, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, & performing on The Dean Martin Show.
Jeff Wald discusses his famous past clients such as Tiny Tim and Helen Reddy going on Carson’s show, socializing with Johnny, Carol Wayne, George Carlin, Frank Sinatra & Dave Letterman.
Gary Null discusses photographing Carson’s Tonight Show, his 40 years at NBC, Elvis Comeback Special, traveling with Bob Hope, Redd Foxx, & John Wayne.
Wendy Perl discusses photographing Carson and The Tonight Show, working at NBC, Bob Hope’s 90th Birthday, Joan Rivers, Brandon Tartikoff, & being in the audience for Carson’s final show.
Ed. Weinberger discusses writing for Carson’s Tonight Show, Carson’s difficulty playing the Fountainelblue in Miami, The Mary Tyler Moore Show episode based on him, & his new satirical book “Gotcha: Inside Trump’s 2020 Campaign”.
Ed Sommerfeld discusses managing Rodney Dangerfield and why he had trouble originally getting booked on Carson, Joan Rivers, David Frye, Judy Garland, & booking acts at the Copacabana.
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Mark does such a terrific job of reliving the glory years of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Listening each week is a beautiful step back in time. Mark’s attention to detail, raw enthusiasm and delivery make this a podcast not to be missed. Other interviewers could learn so much from Mark and the gem of a podcast that he has produced. 10/10 from Peter down under.
A Snapshot of A Golden Age
This was a real find. The rich flow chart of comedy and the rise to the top is endlessly interesting
Who would have guessed Uncle Joey from full house missed out on SNL due to Dana Carvey !
Here's Johnny: Fascinating and funny
This podcast is a wonderful collection of anecdotes and insights about Johnny Carson and the Tonight Show. It's a brilliant idea, because every comedian and writer remembers their time with Carson with tremendous clarity, detail and humour. Addictive listening.