The overcrowded field of late night television hosts signifies that it takes a squad of talent to replace the likes of the late Johnny Carson. For 30 years, Carson dominated late night entertainment with his quick wit, scathing compliments and eyebrow-raising antics as host of NBC’s The Tonight Show from 1962-1992.
For those unfamiliar why, the digital world now provides ample opportunity to discover his interviewing skills, his dominance in the industry and desire of those to get in front of his dedicated audience. Carson has been credited with discovering the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler and Harry Connick, Jr.
He played straight man to any comedian he thought ready. It’s a small wonder why he didn’t cut percentage deals with all who became his guests. He would have been a billionaire before Bill or Warren. The new digitized episodes give just a glimpse of his comedic mastery. But it’s like having a museum at your finger tips.
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