Johnny Carson

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

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Quite possibly the biggest star that television has ever produced, Carson commanded, at his peak, a nightly audience of 15 million viewers – double the current audience of Leno and Letterman – combined. Rarely giving interviews, Carson chose to remain a very private man whose public persona made him an American superstar. He once revealed, […]

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

Johnny’s Master Comedic Skill

Conan O’Brien and Tonight Show guests Mel Brooks, Dick Cavett and Steve Martin, comment on Carson’s brilliant interview style, his master comedic timing, and the joy of cracking Carson up. Johnny Carson: King of Late Night airs Monday, May 14, 2012 at 9 p.m.

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

Johnny’s Toughest Critic: His Mother

Carl Reiner, Bob Newhart and Garry Shandling discuss the strained and complicated relationship Johnny Carson had with his mother, Ruth, and how it may have affected Carson and his career.

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

Johnny and Ed

A look at the complicated relationship between Johnny Carson and his Tonight Show sidekick Ed McMahon.

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

Jerry Seinfeld and Garry Shandling

Jerry Seinfeld and Garry Shandling talk about the time they went out to dinner with Johnny and discussed the unpredictability of show business. Johnny Carson: King of Late Night premieres May 14 at 9 p.m. (check local listings).

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

Drew Carey and Ray Romano

Comedians Drew Carey and Ray Romano remember when they performed on The Tonight Show.

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers recalls a prank that she played on Johnny Carson after her daughter Melissa was born.

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

Steve Martin

Steve Martin talks about his friendship with Johnny Carson and rejects the common misconception that Johnny Carson was cold and aloof.

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

“Carson’s Cellar”

Dan Gingold, stage manager of “Carson’s Cellar”, and Dick Cavett describe Johnny Carson’s tough and somewhat awkward beginnings as a TV personality on the show “Carson’s Cellar”.