Ed Ames

Ed Ames and Mark Malkoff

Ed Ames talks to Mark about his famous Tomahawk toss with Johnny in 1965, Johnny having him sing the same song on the Tonight Show every night for an entire week, and his friendship with Daniel Boone co-star Fess Parker.

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The Amazing Kreskin

The Amazing Kreskin and Mark Malkoff

The Amazing Kreskin talks to Mark about his memorable Carson appearances, why Johnny banned Orson Welles from the Tonight Show, and how him tripping on a talk show became part of Carnac the Magnificent.

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Buck Henry

Dan Pasternack with Buck Henry and Mark Malkoff

Buck Henry talks to Mark and Dan Pasternack about why he never prepared for his Johnny Carson appearances, hosting Saturday Night Live when John Belushi sliced his forehead during a Samurai sketch, and films including The Graduate, Catch-22, and The Player.

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Jeff Cesario

Jeff Cesario and Mark Malkoff

Comedian/writer Jeff Cesario talks to Mark about his eight Johnny Carson appearances, the lessons he learned from Garry Shandling while working as a writer on the Larry Sanders Show, and writing for HBO’s Dennis Miler Live.

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Robert Klein

robert klein and mark malkoff

Standup legend Robert Klein talks to Mark about his Johnny Carson debut, Rodney Dangerfield’s advice to him about going on Carson, and the pressures of guest hosting the Tonight Show.

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Jeff Altman

Jeff Altman and Mark Malkoff

The hilarious Jeff Altman talks to Mark performing his Johnny Carson impression at the Comedy Store in front of Johnny, his Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson appearances, becoming friends with legendary drummer Buddy Rich, his numerous Letterman appearances, and the NBC cult classic Pink Lady and Jeff.

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George Schlatter

George Schlatter and Mark Malkoff

 

Laugh-In producer George Schlatter talks to Mark about Johnny Carson appearing on Laugh-In, Johnny in retirement doing a topical monologue for friends, and Johnny’s Las Vegas nightclub act.

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Peter Jones

Peter Jones

Filmmaker Peter Jones talks to Mark about his PBS documentary ‘Johnny Carson: King of Late Night’, writing a letter every year to Johnny Carson, and his shock when he finally got a phone call from Carson himself.

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Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks and Mark Malkoff

Mel Brooks talks to Mark about being a guest on Johnny Carson’s first show in October 1962, trying to convince Johnny to appear in Blazing Saddles, and why Johnny was the greatest talk show host of all time.

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Orson Bean

Orson Bean

Orson Bean talks to Mark about his Johnny Carson appearances and being a guest on Jack Paar the night he famously walked off his show.

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