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  1. Ten TV Comedy Myths Put to Rest (Hopefully)Who doesn’t like to collect neat little bits of trivia about their favorite TV shows? People with more important things to do, probably, but […]
  2. ‘There’s…Johnny!’ Picks the Worst Time for Nostalgia When Johnny Carson took over as host of The Tonight Show in 1962, there was no sense that he would last 30 years in the job. Television […]
  3. Bob Hope Plays the Supervillain to 1966’s Biggest Comedic StarsWhatever you think of him, it’s next to impossible to refute the fact that Bob Hope was the king of comedy during his tenure. Whether it was […]
  4. The Don Rickles Performances You May Have MissedDick Cavett said it rather well when he introduced his next guest onto his show in 1972: “When great comedians gather late at night over coffee […]
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    Don Rickles’s Absolute Best Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson MomentsDon Rickles and Johnny Carson’s rapport was legendary.
  6. 100 jokes
    Freddie Prinze Blew Up Like No Other Comedian in History“Freddie typified the way the Tonight Show formula worked,” says David Letterman. “I don’t know of anyone who it happened for that expeditiously.”
  7. big dreams
    Drake Has Envisioned a Future in Which He’s the Next Johnny Carson“I miss Johnny Carson and the appeal of that sexy late-night TV that’s funny.”
  8. Why Fallon and Corden Are the True Heirs to Johnny Carson (Whether You […] When people talk about the state of late night, one of the more complaints is against the so-called “consumer comedy” that hosts like Jimmy […]
  9. Johnny Carson Is Back Thanks to Conner O’Malley’s ‘2Nite Show Starring […]If you’re a fan of Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Conner O’Malley’s many web videos where he takes on roles like Trump supporters, […]
  10. Remembering Garry Shandling’s Early Version of Larry SandersI would much prefer that the article I’m writing today was about an old episode of Letterman or Conan, but today we look back at one of the […]
  11. Craig Ferguson and the Death of the ‘Talk’ Part of Late Night Talk Shows “It’s a great day for America!” With those few words, Craig Ferguson launched himself into the late night landscape. At the time, the out […]
  12. Paul Reiser Wants to Introduce Johnny Carson’s ‘Tonight Show’ to a New […]Paul Reiser is working on a mysterious new project in hopes of getting the younger generation into Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. According to […]
  13. When Johnny Carson Opened Up, BrieflyTo be a star in the world today is to make yourself available to outside eyes, constantly. One must maintain a social media presence, be open […]
  14. The 32 Greatest Talk-Show Hosts Ever, RankedLet’s be clear: If your favorites aren’t on this list, it’s not because we forgot to consider them.
  15. The Johnny Carson Comeback Special That Never WasOn Mark Malkoff’s wonderful Carson Podcast, several guests have been asked about why they believe that when Johnny said goodbye on May 22, 1992 […]
  16. What I Learned from Another Year in the ArchivesThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  17. Jay Leno Says Joan Rivers Wasn’t Invited to ‘The Tonight Show’ ‘Out of […]Back in March, the late Joan Rivers returned to The Tonight Show as a guest after a nearly 30-year ban by Johnny Carson. Carson’s successor […]
  18. When Johnny Carson Just Didn’t Know What to Make of Weird AlThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  19. Learn How to Do a Perfect Johnny Carson Impersonation with Dana CarveySNL alum Dana Carvey was recently a guest on Tom Green Live, and he took a few minutes to walk Green through how he does his flawless Johnny […]
  20. Carson, Letterman, and Stewart: Three Early Failures and the Lessons […]In 1995 David Letterman was the king of late night. Johnny Carson had retired three years earlier, and while Jay Leno had higher ratings, […]
  21. David Spade Relives His First ‘Tonight Show’ Standup PerformanceProbably the only thing worse than not getting invited over to Johnny Carson’s desk after a standup set is getting invited but being too […]
  22. David Brenner Tells His Life StoryThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
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    Comedian David Brenner Dies at 78He appeared on The Tonight Show over 150 times.
  24. Back to Nebraska with Johnny CarsonThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  25. Johnny Carson Would Probably Approve of ‘The Tonight Show’s Move Back to […]February’s issue of Vanity Fair includes a new profile of late night legend Johnny Carson and gives particular focus to the Tonight Show host’s […]
  26. the chin of the matter
    Leno Needs to Lie Better About Leaving TonightHis motto should be WWJD: What Would Johnny Do?
  27. wounds that may never heal
    See Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show TrailerCelebrating those that came before.
  28. What I’ve Learned About Comedy From Two Years of Hanging in the ArchivesThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  29. Examining Johnny Carson’s Humble Beginnings in the CellarThe Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
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    Video: Julie Klausner Chats About Great Talk-Show Meltdowns With Scott AukermanThe Comedy Bang! Bang! host and Julie Klausner look at some of the greatest live debacles in TV history.
  31. Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: The Tell-All Biography ‘Johnny Carson’Most people know Carson as the enigmatic personality who hosted The Tonight Show through some of America’s most revolutionary decades. As the […]
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    Johnny Carson Gossip From 40 Years Ago Somehow NewsOkay, world.
  33. NBC Says It Won’t Make the Johnny Carson Miniseries Without His Family’s […]NBC’s announced miniseries about the life of Johnny Carson will only go forward if the Carson’s family is on board with the series, according […]
  34. NBC Is Developing a Miniseries About Johnny Carson’s LifeNBC announced this morning that they’re developing a miniseries about the life of late night king Johnny Carson, who passed away in 2005. The […]
  35. Strolling Through Johnny Carson’s Vault via DVDUsually here at From the Archives, the titular archives refers to the incredibly vast one at the Paley Center, but this week we’re going to be […]
  36. Vine 5 Film Festival: Welcome SylvioVine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very […]
  37. Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ Will Be Called ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’When Jimmy Fallon takes over NBC’s Tonight Show in February of next year, the program will be reverting back to its old title. Fallon’s version […]
  38. Conan O’Brien Will Host Classic Johnny Carson Interviews on TCMCable network Turner Classic Movies announced yesterday that Conan O’Brien will be the host of Carson on TCM, a new series that packages […]
  39. Carson’s Final Nights on ‘The Tonight Show’Looking back on the final two episodes of ‘The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson’ and its legacy and impact on television in general.
  40. Turner Classic Movies Will Reair Old Johnny Carson InterviewsTurner Classic Movies just signed a deal to repackage some classic Johnny Carson Tonight Show interviews into a series of hour-long specials. […]
  41. There’s Gonna Be a Johnny Carson MovieA new biopic about famed Tonight Show host Johnny Carson is in the works, Deadline reports. The movie will be based on author Bill Zehme’s […]
  42. biopics
    Hitchcock Writer Is Working on a Johnny Carson BiopicCarnac the Magnificent: “What is exciting news?”
  43. Johnny Carson Gets Roasted by the Biggest Stars of 1968The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. […]
  44. Listen to a Young Johnny Carson Explain Humor WritingFor his senior thesis at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Johnny Carson created an audio program that explained how to write comedy for […]
  45. failed jokes
    When Funny People Create Bad TVJimmy Fallon: Funny! Jimmy Fallon’s new sitcom? Uh …
  46. Johnny Carson and the ‘Tonight Show’s’ Seemingly Permanent Beef with NBCIt’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of […]
  47. Watch ‘Johnny Carson: King of Late Night’ Right Now There has been a good amount of Johnny Carson talk the last few days so if you want to know what any of us were talking about, this PBS […]
  48. Can You Guess Whom Johnny Carson Asked to ‘the Couch"?As yesterday’s Drew Carey interview revealed, for the 30 years Johnny Carson hosted the Tonight Show, getting an offer to sit on the couch […]
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    TV Review: The Impenetrable King of Late NightJohnny Carson gets the American Masters treatment tonight on PBS.
  50. Drew Carey on Johnny Carson’s Impact on Stand-Up ComedyIt may be hard to believe now, but until the early ‘90s, the biggest influence on whether a stand-up comedian’s career took off was left to one […]
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