Mark Schiff

Mark Schiff Carson Podcast

Comedian Mark Schiff talks about initially being told he wasn’t right for the Tonight Show, his numerous Carson appearances, and why he feels Rodney Dangerfield was the greatest comic to ever appear on the show.

Category: Uncategorized

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

Comedy legend Carol Burnett talks to Mark about first meeting Johnny Carson pre-Tonight Show, her favorite Carson appearances, and Johnny finding comfort watching The Carol Burnett Show during his final days.

Category: Uncategorized

Bob Einstein

Mark Malkoff and Bob Einstein

Bob Einstein sits down with Mark to discuss his numerous appearances going on Carson as Super Dave Osborne, Jay Leno’s manager being irate over one of his jokes, and the current state of late-night talk shows.

Category: Uncategorized

Dick Cavett

Mark Malkoff and Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett talks to Mark about the transition from writing for Jack Paar to Johnny Carson, meeting Johnny for the first time as a child in a church basement in Nebraska, and Johnny’s belief that Cavett was the only one that could have seriously given him competition.

Category: Uncategorized

Marshall Brickman

Marshall Brickman
Marshall Brickman talks to Mark about being Johnny Carson’s head writer, being promoted to head writer because no other writer wanted the job, and inventing the Carnac The Magnificent “saver”. Brickman also discusses his work with both Dick Cavett and Woody Allen.
Category: Uncategorized

Byron Allen

Mark Malkoff and Byron Allen

Byron Allen talks to Mark about making his stand-up debut on Carson at 18 years-old, sitting as a teenager at Johnny’s desk in an empty studio interviewing NBC janitors, and writing for Jimmy J.J. Walker alongside Jay Leno and David Letterman.

 

Category: Uncategorized

Martin Mull

Mark Malkoff and Martin MullMartin Mull talks about his memorable Carson appearances, the terror of guest hosting the Tonight Show, and Johnny’s thoughts on Fernwood 2 Night.

Category: Uncategorized

Teresa Ganzel

Mark Malkoff and Teresa Ganzel

Actress Teresa Ganzel performed sketches with Johnny Carson for a decade as a member of the Mighty Carson Art Players.  Teresa talks about performing classic sketches with Johnny, being so nervous during her first Tonight Show appearance that Johnny had to hold her hand, and Johnny’s rehearsal process.

Category: Uncategorized

Charles Grodin

Mark Malkoff and Charles Grodin

In his first ever podcast interview actor Charles Grodin discusses his memorable Carson appearances, his decision to go on in character as himself, and being one of three guests to be put under exclusive contract with the Tonight Show.

Category: Podcast | Tags: ,

Steven Wright

Mark Malkoff and Steven Wright

Comedian Steven Wright talks to Mark about his love for Carson growing up, his memorable Tonight Show stand-up debut in 1982, and how Johnny Carson changed his life—twice.


Category: Podcast