Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

Johnny Carson: King of Late Night

PBS’s American Masters recently ran their bio of the late late night comedian, Johnny Carson. If you missed it you can watch the entire thing, full screen (zoom it out) at the link above. It’s a fantastic biography of a fascinating man and Carson’s career runs parallel to the early history of television and the various people interviewed for this piece are also pioneers. Very worthwhile although put aside an two hours if you’re going to watch it all the way through in one shot.

Senor Wences on The Ed Sullivan Show

My god, I remember this and it seems just as exceptional and funny now as it did then.

Wenceslao Moreno was Señor Wences, an exceptional Spanish ventriloquist who many of us saw regularly on the Ed Sullivan show. He died in 1999 at age 103.

[via The Kid Should See This]