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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.

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.
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United States

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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.

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English


Episodes

Billie Freebairn-Smith

8/16/2018
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Billie Freebairn-Smith joins Mark to discuss working as Fred de Cordova’s assistant, The Tonight Show staff, and having lunch with Johnny post-Tonight Show. Share 0 Tweet 0 Share 0 0Shares

Duration:02:07:53

Marcy Carsey

8/9/2018
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Marcy Carsey joins Mark to discuss working on The Tonight Show, Carson producer John Carsey, talent coordinator Shirley Wood, and the amazing persistence that got her hired as an NBC page. Share 0 Tweet 0 Share 0 0Shares

Duration:00:50:25

Bill Scheft Returns

8/2/2018
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Bill Scheft returns to discuss Johnny sending in jokes to Letterman, talking to Johnny about writer Nick Arnold, and the backstory of Bill Hicks’ 1993 Letterman appearance being edited out and replaced with Scheft’s standup. Share 0 Tweet 0 Share 0 0Shares

Duration:01:57:19

Anita Gillette

7/26/2018
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Anita Gillette joins Mark to discuss her Johnny appearances, Ethel Merman saving her job on Broadway, and appearing on Ed Sullivan. Share 0 Tweet 0 Share 0 0Shares

Duration:01:02:18

Bill Scheft

7/19/2018
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Bill Scheft joins Mark to discuss Freddie Prinze’s Carson debut, writing for David Letterman, and his relationship with Jay Leno. Share 0 Tweet 0 Share 0 0Shares

Duration:02:03:35

Barry Diller and Rachel Travers

7/12/2018
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Barry Diller and former Carson staff member, Rachel Travers, join Mark. Diller discusses playing in the famous monthly poker game with Johnny as well as launching Joan Rivers late night show on Fox. Travers discusses working as a Tonight Show writers assistant and assembling the Carnac envelopes. Share 0 Tweet 0 Share 0 0Shares

Duration:01:10:11

Charlie Barrett

7/5/2018
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Charlie Barrett joins Mark to discuss working as The Tonight Show publicist, the most visibly nervous guests, why Carl Sagan stopped doing the show, and his friendship with Ed McMahon. Share 0 Tweet 0 Share 0 0Shares

Duration:01:27:47

Wolfgang Puck and Seth Green

6/28/2018
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Wolfgang Puck and actor Seth Green join Mark. Puck discusses how Johnny was directly responsible for his line of frozen pizzas and catering at his Malibu home. Green discusses going on with Johnny in 1987 as well as his Letterman and Conan appearances. Plus an additional story from former Carson writer Gary Murphy. Share […]

Duration:01:17:56

Gary Murphy

6/21/2018
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Gary Murphy joins Mark to discuss writing for Johnny Carson, originating the idea for the “Who’s on First?” parody with Johnny as Ronald Reagan, and working on The Merv Griffin Show. Share 0 Tweet 0 Share 0 0Shares

Duration:01:09:18

Robert Morton

6/14/2018
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Robert Morton joins Mark to discuss knowing Johnny, producing Carson’s 1985 appearance on Late Night with David Letterman, and executive producing Letterman. Share 0 Tweet 0 Share 0 0Shares

Duration:01:42:34

Elliott Gould

6/7/2018
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Elliott Gould joins Mark to discuss his Johnny appearances, hosting SNL, and working with Robert Altman. Share 0 Tweet 0 Share 0 0Shares

Duration:01:41:27

Liz Torres

5/31/2018
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Liz Torres joins Mark to discuss her Johnny appearances, guest host Burt Reynolds, going on a date with Pat McCormick, and becoming friends with an unknown Bette Midler. Share 0 Tweet 0 Share 0 0Shares

Duration:01:29:07

Ramey Warren

5/24/2018
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Ramey Warren joins Mark to discuss working on The Tonight Show in the talent department, Fred de Cordova, Shirley Wood, and the reason Richard Dawson was never asked back. Share 0 Tweet 0 Share 0 0Shares

Duration:01:24:16

Connie Francis

5/17/2018
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Connie Francis joins Mark to discuss Johnny Carson’s appearance in her movie, Looking for Love, saving Don Rickles from harm in Las Vegas, her father upsetting Frank Sinatra, and her special friendship with Dick Clark. Share 0 Tweet 0 Share 0 0Shares

Duration:01:12:32

Uri Geller

5/10/2018
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Uri Geller joins Mark to discuss his famous 1973 Johnny Carson appearance, Merv Griffin calling him the following day, and running into Johnny years later.

Duration:01:08:20

Marilyn Michaels

5/3/2018
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Marilyn Michaels discusses her Johnny appearances, working with Jerry Lewis, The Kopy Kats, and performing on Ed Sullivan.

Duration:01:23:04

Chevy Chase

4/26/2018
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Chevy Chase joins Mark to discuss his Johnny appearances and the monthly poker game. Comedy writer Tom Leopold joins in as he and Chevy discuss writing Chevy’s NBC specials.

Duration:00:55:39

Julie Budd

4/19/2018
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Julie Budd joins Mark to discuss her Johnny Carson appearances, Johnny attending her Tonight Show rehearsals, her friendship with Liberace, and opening up for Frank Sinatra.

Duration:01:40:07

Teri Garr

4/17/2018
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Teri Garr joins Mark for a mini-episode to discuss Johnny phoning her after slipping on stage during The Oscars, meeting David Letterman in Indiana when he worked in radio, and spending time with The Beatles.

Duration:00:11:00

Dr. Paul Ehrlich

4/12/2018
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Dr. Paul Ehrlich joins Mark to discuss his 18 Johnny Carson appearances, having dinner with Johnny, and his first appearance resulting in The Tonight Show receiving 5000 viewer letters.

Duration:00:47:21