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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

Graham Kaye

2/15/2018
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Graham Kaye joins Mark to discuss becoming Johnny's tennis instructor, their friendship, and the reason Johnny temporarily stopped speaking to him.

Duration:01:55:22

Rich Little Returns!

2/8/2018
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Rich Little returns to discuss Johnny Carson, guest hosting 31 times, Fred de Cordova, and the chaos involving Dick Shawn wrecking The Tonight Show set.

Duration:01:12:09

Kate Capshaw

2/1/2018
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Kate Capshaw joins Mark to discuss her Johnny appearances, her parents seeing Johnny's show in NY, and her acting career including Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom.

Duration:01:20:05

Peter Lassally

1/25/2018
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Peter Lassally joins Mark to discuss producing Johnny Carson, his challenge of getting David Letterman an 11:30pm show, and the reason Johnny didn't care for Andy Kaufman.

Duration:01:03:21

Mark Harmon

1/18/2018
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Mark Harmon joins Mark to discuss his Johnny appearances, his father and Johnny knowing each other, Carl Reiner directing him in Summer School, appearing on Letterman, and hosting SNL.

Duration:00:53:35

Patric Verrone

1/9/2018
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Patric Verrone joins Mark to discuss writing for The Tonight Show, the writers meetings at Johnny's Malibu home, and the chronological order of the Carson writers from 1962-1992.

Duration:01:13:50

Howie Mandel

1/4/2018
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Howie Mandel joins Mark to discuss his Johnny appearances, Joan Rivers giving him his Tonight Show break, the appearance that caused him never to be booked again with Johnny, and doing his own talk show in Johnny's old studio.

Duration:01:44:42

Michael Preminger

12/28/2017
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Comedian Michael Preminger joins Mark to discuss his Johnny appearances, working as a NBC page, and the difficulties of doing audience warmup on Pink Lady and Jeff.

Duration:01:07:16

Arnie Kogen

12/21/2017
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Arnie Kogen joins Mark to discuss writing for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, his friendship with Pat McCormick, and writing for The Carol Burnett Show.

Duration:01:00:41

J.J. McMahon

12/14/2017
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J.J. McMahon joins Mark to discuss being president of Carson Productions, his friendship with Johnny, and going back to Nebraska for the filming of Johnny Goes Home.

Duration:01:19:07

Denise Soulam

12/7/2017
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Denise Soulam joins Mark to discuss working on The Tonight Show, working with guest host George Carlin, interviewing Fred de Cordova for her college radio show, and being backstage for Johnny's final show.

Duration:01:06:52

Sandy Hackett

11/30/2017
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Sandy Hackett joins Mark to discuss his father Buddy Hackett's Johnny appearances, Sandy appearing on The Tonight Show as a teenager alongside his father and Johnny, and Johnny's Las Vegas stage act.

Duration:01:23:04

Paul Reiser

11/22/2017
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Paul Reiser joins Mark to discuss his Johnny appearances and his new Hulu series set at The Tonight Show in 1972, "There's Johnny".

Duration:01:36:59

Trini Lopez

11/16/2017
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Trini Lopez joins Mark to discuss his 17 Johnny appearances, his awkward encounter with Carson at Chasen's, and his friendships with Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. Trini Lopez's official website: https://www.trinilopezmusic.net/

Duration:01:12:47

Shecky Greene

11/9/2017
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Shecky Greene joins Mark to discuss his Johnny appearances, guest hosting The Tonight Show, Buddy Hackett, and his famous Frank Sinatra joke.

Duration:01:09:15

Dan Ford

11/2/2017
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Dan Ford joins Mark to discuss working on The Tonight Show as a stage manager in Burbank, appearing as a guest with Johnny in 1979, upsetting guest Robert Blake, and his grandfather, legendary film director John Ford.

Duration:01:34:18

Andrea McArdle

10/26/2017
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Andrea McArdle joins Mark to discuss her 3 Johnny appearances, performing with Liberace on The Tonight Show, and originating the role of Annie on Broadway in 1977.

Duration:01:10:39

Louise Lasser

10/19/2017
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joins Mark to discuss her Johnny appearances, Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, hosting Saturday Night Live, and being married to Woody Allen.

Duration:01:26:23

Andy Friendly

10/12/2017
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Andy Friendly joins Mark to discuss working with Tom Snyder on Tomorrow, his friendship with Rick Carson, visiting Johnny's home in Bel Air, booking David Letterman for his first time on network TV, and growing up the son of CBS news pioneer Fred Friendly. His new book, Willing To Be Lucky: Adventures in Life and Television is available for pre-order: http://amzn.to/2wPKyvO

Duration:01:34:49

William Katz

10/5/2017
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William Katz joins Mark to discuss his job as talent coordinator on The Tonight Show in NY, Johnny's discipline, receiving a bizarre phone call from Gloria Swanson, attempting to book Betty Grable, and discovering David Brenner at an audition.

Duration:01:45:50

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