Kevin Pollak

kevin pollak and mark malkoffKevin Pollak joins Mark to discuss his Johnny appearances, teaching Johnny how to do Peter Falk, and originally turning down standup on The Tonight Show with the hope of solely doing panel.

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Carol Leifer

Carol Leifer and Mark MalkoffCarol Leifer joins Mark to discuss her Johnny appearance, auditioning for The Tonight Show 22 times, and writing for shows including Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show, and SNL.

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Danny Robinson

danny robinson and Mark MalkoffDanny Robinson joins Mark to discuss his parents, Bud and Cece Robinson, opening up for Johnny Carson on tour, the duo appearing on The Tonight Show, Bud Robinson managing Doc Severinsen, and Johnny’s friendship to their family.

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Michael Stern

Michael Stern and Mark MalkoffMichael Stern talks to Mark about his teenage backstage adventures at the Tonight Show and NBC Burbank, his friendship with Lucille Ball, and being Johnny’s award show celebrity escort post-retirement.

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Herbert Schlosser

Herbert Schlosser and Mark MalkoffFormer NBC President and TV legend, Herbert Schlosser, joins Mark to discuss negotiating Johnny’s first Tonight Show contract, personally welcoming Johnny when the show moved to Burbank, and his contribution to the launch of Saturday Night Live.

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Charles Grodin Returns!

Mark Malkoff and Charles GrodinCharles Grodin returns! Actor Charles Grodin joins Mark for a second time to discuss his 27 Johnny appearances, filming Midnight Run, and his acclaimed work on Louie.

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Ritch Shydner

Ritch ShydnerRitch Shydner discusses his Johnny appearances, how a disastrous Merv set unexpectedly led to being booked on Carson, and opening up for The Ramones.

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Brett Butler

Brett Butler and Mark MalkoffBrett Butler joins Mark to discuss her Johnny appearances, performing George Carlin routines as a child, and her friendship with Bill Hicks.

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Wayne Cotter

Wayne CotterWayne Cotter joins Mark to discuss his three Johnny appearances, going to Studio 6B as a kid to see Jerry Lewis guest host the Tonight Show, and Johnny during a commercial giving him joke punch up suggestions.

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Joan Embery

Joan EmberyJoan Embery discusses bringing nearly 500 animals on the Tonight Show, an elephant picking up Johnny into the air with her trunk, and Johnny spending the day with her at the San Diego Zoo.

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Paul Williams

paulwilliamspicPaul Williams joins Mark to discuss his numerous Johnny appearances, performing in Planet of the Apes makeup, and his friendship with Freddie Prinze.

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Brian Haley

Brian Haley and Mark MalkoffBrian Haley discusses how his Carson debut changed his life, director John Hughes hiring him from his Tonight Show set, and owning Frank Sinatra’s booth from Chasen’s.

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Fred Willard

Fred Willard and Mark MalkoffFred Willard joins Mark to discuss The Ace Trucking Company’s 50 plus Johnny Carson appearances, using Joe Garagiola as inspiration for his character in Best in Show, and hosting Saturday Night Live in 1978.

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Don Novello

Don NovelloDon Novello, best known for Father Guido Sarducci, discusses his Carson appearances, writing for Saturday Night Live, and The Lazlo Letters.

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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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