For 30 years, Johnny Carson reigned as the King of Late Night, entertaining the nation each night with celebrity interviews, hilarious monologues, and wacky comedy sketches. By opening the curtains for up-and-coming comedians, Johnny launched the careers of some of the biggest names in comedy including Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, and Ellen DeGeneres. Drawing from the official library of Johnny’s TV show, The Johnny Carson Show weekly podcast will feature entertaining clips selectively curated by Johnny’s Tonight Show producers. Join host and comedian Wil Shriner who will provide a behind-the-scenes look and insider’s view of the show and its guests. As timeless today as they were then, listen to the magic moments of yesteryear with laughs, conversation, and entertainment.
Here's the Latest Episode from The Johnny Carson Show:
Charles Grodin talks about Movers and Shakers, his many credits, and Oscar nominations. Kevin Nealon does a stand-up set on Winter, cross-country skiing, filing taxes, and his memories from childhood.
In this episode Johnny jokes about mood rings, Tommy Newsom, the New Hampshire primary, and the LA Rams' recent loss. Carnac uses his divine powers, and no one is safe when Don Rickles shows up.
Christa and Johnny talk about how she was selected from more than 11,000 applicants to become the first teacher in space. She discusses her plans to teach lessons aboard the Space Shuttle and conduct experiments and demonstrate to the world the wonders of space. Six months after this episode aired, tragically, the Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart upon take off and McAuliffe and her fellow astronauts perished in the disaster. In her honor there are over 40 schools named after Chista. This teacher's true love of space and education truly made her our first civilian astronaut.
Joan Rivers has Johnny and the crowd rolling, as she visits the show on her 25th anniversary of her first appearance on The Tonight Show.
Oprah Winfrey’s first appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny on February 21st, 1986, when she had just launched The Oprah Winfrey Show and was promoting her new movie, The Color Purple, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. In this episode, Oprah discusses her talk show success and how she feels comfortable in front of the camera. Also, appearing in this podcast episode is Jerry Seinfeld who talks about Presidents Day, Halloween, and his father's thermostat.
In tonight's monologue, Johnny talks about his attempts to get a date for senior prom. Eddie Murphy is hilarious with his iconic laugh, discussing whether he has a girlfriend, and his first time on the Tonight Show. Following a clip from his latest movie, Beverly Hills Cop, Eddie brings on his friend, Chris Jackson, for an impromptu impression. Ellen Degeneres returns with a funny stand-up set about names and relationships.
Johnny realizes that he and Tommy are wearing similar outfits and reminisces about high school prom. In addition to the recent Emmy Award nominations, Johnny discusses biographies, strikes, and new footage from the Titanic. Actor Charles Grodin discusses his last appearance on The Tonight Show and asks Johnny more personal questions. Comedian Dom Irerra returns with another hilarious stand-up set about his experience working as a waiter, hating when people smoke in his face, and Judgement Day.
With Halloween coming up, Johnny talks about the rise of realistic latex masks and other frightening things, like the upcoming election. Johnny reads some of the birthday cards he received from fans and welcomes his guests: Orson Welles, Robert Blake, and Dr. Wayne Dyer. Orson Welles talks about his upcoming movies and the forgery of art. Robert Blake discusses show business, being sick, and working in television. Dr. Wayne Dyer goes into detail about his latest book and self-love.
Johnny talks about the recent lawsuit about McDavid's and the government's attempts to curb marijuana use. Tim Conway discusses the recent earthquake and being a television director in Cleveland, and Richard Pryor talks about his parents and being a parent himself, as well as the controversy behind his appearance in California Suite. Meanwhile, Dr. Lendon Smith talks to Johnny, Tim, and Richard about pediatrics, different types of flu, and maintaining a child's health.
In this episode's monologue, Johnny discusses the fruit fly season, Doc Severinsen's outrageous outfit, and the postal service's stamp prices increase. Following Sandra Day O'Connor's recent appointment as the first female Supreme Court Justice, Johnny reads some excerpts from The Behavior Book of 1853. Jerry Seinfeld is back again on The Tonight Show with a hilarious monologue about California, the rise in popularity of mall shopping, and greeting cards.
Johnny kicks off the show with a monologue discussing the upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana and the extensive coverage of it by the media. Jimmy Stewart talks about the Royal Family and the 78 movies he has been in, wrapping up the show with a poem about his dog named Beau, 1981.
Johnny talks about Tommy Newsom's fashion sense, Farrah Fawcett news, and Rosalynn Carter's political presence. Carnac the Magnificent mystically reveals the answers to questions that were hermetically sealed in a mayonnaise jar and read for the first time by Ed McMahon. Rodney Dangerfield still "gets no respect" as he delivers a laugh-out-loud stand-up set on how he's been having a hard time lately.
In this show from 1982, the only and only "Cartier of Caca" Frank Hill visits the show in what becomes one of the most classic Johnny Carson shows ever. Frank proudly displays his quail droppings jewelry and brings an extra special gift for Johnny. In a hilarious Mighty Carson Art Players skit, Johnny plays President Ronald Reagan in a spoof of the classic "Who's on First" Abbott & Costello comedy routine. In the opening monologue, Johnny discusses prayer in schools, the EPA, and the Clean Air Bill.
Bobby Kelton sits down with Wil Shriner and talks about his first appearance on the show. Johnny delivers a classic monologue offering vacation tips, discussing the first test tube baby, and Mickey Rooney's 8th marriage. Johnny and Ed discuss a magazine called Los Angeles that has an article on Things To Do in LA For Free, along with a few of their own ideas. Angie Dickinson stops by and Bobby Kelton appears for the first time on the show delivering a stand-up routine that launches his career.
Comedian and host of The Johnny Carson Show official podcast, Wil Shriner, remembers funny stories about Joan Rivers. Johnny Carson's monologue covers Burbank's restaurant row and obscene phone calls. A 5-year-old Joey Lawrence has the crowd rolling in his first Tonight Show appearance. Joan Rivers finds him a hard act to follow and discusses her dating problems and more with Johnny.
Johnny opens with a monologue about the LA Dodgers playing the Expos and clear skies in LA. David Brenner’s hilarious stand-up set includes funny things about LA and getting arrested. The self-professed “spokeswoman for the nuts”, Elizabeth Tashjian, sits down with Johnny to talk about her Nut Museum and nuts, “the treats to the soul.”
Robin defies expectations as he entertains the audience and speaks about his TV show Mork and Mindy, his latest ventures into movies, being from San Francisco, and his time in Juilliard studying to be a serious actor. From impressions to improvisations, Williams truly takes the stage and makes a very memorable Tonight Show debut.
Garry takes The Tonight Show stage for the first time with hilarious anecdotes about his experiences at laundromats, restaurants, and when visiting friends with babies. Tommy Newsom helms the band and provides plenty for Johnny to talk about in his killer monologue including Burbank, St. Patrick’s Day, and LA vacation spots. Ed and Johnny argue over birds and sharks, and reach out to the ornithologists and ichthyologists in the audience for input.
The Johnny Carson Show official podcast with host and comedian, Wil Shriner, draws from the official library of Johnny’s Tonight Show. This weekly podcast features entertaining clips selectively curated by original Tonight Show producers along with host Wil Shriner's behind-the-scenes commentary on the show and its guests.
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