Comedy legend Bill Cosby accepts his Johnny Carson Award and emboldens comedians everywhere.
Joan Rivers chats with Access about her return to the “Tonight Show,” after Johnny Carson had previously banned her. What did it feel like to be back on the show? What does she love about host Jimmy Fallon? And, does she plan to return to the show?
In 1960, a bright young cast made college musicals hip again with the surf-sand-and-sexcapade Where the Boys Are. Two graduates of that smash hit - Connie Francis and Jim Hutton - reunite for this kooky comedy about a girl who can't decide if she wants to be a star (she sings), a housewife (babies! 'burbs!) or an entrepreneur (she's invented a doohickey to keep clothes from wrinkling). A host of stars - including Where the Boys Are's George Hamilton, Yvette Mimieux and Paula Prentiss - pop up in cameos. And add another well-known face: Johnny Carson makes his big-screen debut playing himself interviewing our ditzy heroine on The Tonight Show.
Chris Rock pays tribute to Johnny Carson Award winner Bill Cosby.
When Johnny Carson announced his retirement, the question of who would replace him as host of 'The Tonight Show' set off a brutal and often hilarious behind-the-scenes battle.
Jimmy celebrates the life and comic genius of Robin Williams and shows archive footage of his first Tonight Show appearance with then-host Johnny Carson.
Bob Saget on the impact Johnny Carson, Richard Pryor and Don Rickles had on his life and career.
Kevin talks about some life hacks he had early in his career thanks to a great Johnny Carson impression.
Jimmy and Rob Reiner chat about Rob filling in for Johnny Carson 37 years ago.
Part II: The legendary Joan Rivers shares what she learned from Johnny Carson and throws a little shade at Jay Leno for good measure.
Henry Bushkin tells why his first meeting with Johnny Carson was so "uncomfortable." Also, he discusses the circumstances which lead Johnny to divorce his second wife, Joanne Copeland.
At 65, David Letterman is one year shy of when comedian Johnny Carson retired.
Johnny Carson has a sex tape that’s surfaced and it proves he was a giant both on stage and off!
What began as a ratings booster for the final season of “The Dean Martin Show” in 1973 evolved into “The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts”, an eagerly awaited franchise of regular NBC Television specials that targeted the biggest names in the world of entertainment and beyond. From Bob Hope to Muhammad Ali, Johnny Carson to Lucille Ball, Gov. Ronald Reagan to Redd Foxx (roasted twice), anybody with a thick skin and a good agent was fair game. Roastmaster General Martin kept things loose and lively, deflecting his share of stray barbs from the guest roasters.
Once upon a time, Buck Howard (John Malkovich) spent his days in the limelight. His mind-boggling feats as a mentalist extraordinaire not to be confused with those of a mere magician - earned him a marquee act in Vegas and 61 appearances on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. In his own humble opinion, his talents go far beyond simple sleight of hand he can read minds and hypnotize not just a single soul but an entire room of people! But nowadays, it's clear to everyone but Buck that his act has lost its luster; he performs in faded community centers and hasn't sold out a theater in years.
Yet, with a hearty handshake and a trademark "I love this town!," Buck Howard perseveres, confident in his own celebrity, convinced his comeback is imminent. He just needs a new road manager and personal assistant. As it turns out, recent law school drop-out and unemployed, would-be writer Troy Gable (Colin Hanks) needs a job and a purpose. Working for the pompous, has-been mentalist fills the former requirement, but how it satisfies the latter is questionable, especially to his father (Tom Hanks), who still assumes Troy is in law school. Nonetheless, with the aid of a fiery publicist (Emily Blunt) and a bold stroke of fate, Buck surprisingly lands back into the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride of his life.
As the coveted spotlight again shines on the great Buck Howard, Buck becomes the unlikeliest of teachers as Troy learns a few tricks he couldn't possibly have picked up in law school.
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