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.
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.
Emily Marshall returns for a 3rd episode to discuss working on The Tonight Show, Doc Severinsen, Tommy Newsom, & writing for The Bob Newhart Show.
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Love this podcast!
I just found this podcast today. Love Emily Marshall’s interviews. She is a wealth of fun information. Going to listen to all of them!
A wonderful retrospective about the King of Television with the people who did the show with him! Johnny Carson was perhaps besides Elvis and Sinatra, among the biggest stars that ever graced a stage! ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’ve listened to 31 shows since I reviewed this podcast. The research is impeccable. The hosts verbiage is perfect, with perfect Sinatra like pronunciation! In the world of podcast this is a Rembrandt!
Why we watched Johnny
Mark takes a kindly look at Johnny Carson and his guests. The behind the scene employees reveal history, that is not too salacious. I can’t say enough how much I Love this podcast!