The Johnny Carson Show

By Carson Entertainment Group

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 Jan 6, 2020
Great idea for a podcast thank you so much. Johnny was an icon my wife an I Love it we just listened to all your podcast heading down the shore this weekend. We forwarded to family and friends . God does the world need Joan Rivers


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.

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Rodney Dangerfield still gets no respect & Carnac the Magnificent is all knowing, 1979

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.

Jan 19, 2020
Frank Hill presents his quail droppings jewelry & Johnny plays Ronald Reagan in "Who's on First" skit 1982

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.  

Jan 11, 2020
Angie Dickinson & Comedian Bobby Kelton, who discusses his 1st Tonight Show appearance with Podcast Host Wil Shriner

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.

Jan 05, 2020
Joan Rivers vents about her dating problems & young Joey Lawrence makes 1st appearance, 1982

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.


Dec 29, 2019
David Brenner & "The Nut Lady", Elizabeth Tashjian, deliver laughs in 1981

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.”

Dec 22, 2019
Robin Willams rules in zany first Tonight Show appearance 1981

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.

Dec 15, 2019
Garry Shandling kills it in hilarious first Tonight Show stand-up set 1981

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.

Dec 15, 2019
Trailer: The Johnny Carson Show

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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Dec 09, 2019