Bobby Kelton

Bobby Kelton Bobby Kelton discusses his 21 Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson appearances, Larry David and him being chased by museum security, and meeting a housewife in Denver interested in comedy named Roseanne Barr.

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Mike Reiss

Mike Reiss and Mark MalkoffMike Reiss joins Mark to discuss writing for Carson, Johnny’s guest appearance on The Simpsons, and writing for Gary Shandling.

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Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields and Mark MalkoffBrooke Shields joins Mark to discuss her Carson appearances, deciding to surprise Johnny by doing the Carnac fall, and her friendship with the late Gary Shandling.

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Elizabeth Ashley

Elizabeth Ashley and Mark MalkoffElizabeth Ashley discusses her sixteen Johnny appearances, her friendship with Joan Rivers, and her amazing career including being directed by Mike Nichols in his Broadway directorial debut.

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George Shapiro

George Shapiro and Mark MalkoffLegendary manger, George Shapiro, joins Mark to discuss Jerry Seinfeld’s Johnny appearances, the brilliance and crazy antics Andy Kaufman, and Carson and Seinfeld deciding to leave their shows while still on the top of their game.

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Bob Nelson

bob nelson carson podcastBob Nelson joins Mark to discuss his Johnny appearances, Red Skelton wanting to meet him after seeing him perform on the Tonight Show, and being in a comedy trio with a teenage Eddie Murphy.

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Frank Abagnale

Frank AbagnaleFrank Abagnale joins Mark to discuss the unexpected way he got booked on Carson, Steven Spielberg crediting Johnny for “Catch Me If You Can”, and Johnny urging him to write a book about his life.

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Jennifer Tilly

Jennifer Tilly and Mark MalkoffJennifer Tilly joins Mark to discuss her Carson appearances, Sam Simon advising her to stop appearing with Johnny, and inadvertently hurting Randy Travis’ feelings.

 

 

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Adam Shawn

Adam Shawn and Mark MalkoffAdam Shawn, son of Dick Shawn, talks to Mark about his father’s numerous Carson appearances, the acclaimed one-person show The Second Greatest Entertainer in The Whole Wide World, and his father’s tragic passing on stage during a college performance.

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Barbara Meltzer

Mark Malkoff and Barbara Meltzer

Former Tonight Show staffer, Barbara Meltzer, joins Mark to discuss being assistant to Fred deCordova, Tiny Tim and Miss Vicki’s wedding, and working with Jack Paar on his comeback attempt.

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