• 15 Joan Rivers videos that prove the iconic comedian could be funny anywhere

    Earlier today the comedy world was devastated to hear Joan Rivers had died at the age of 81, one week after she went into cardiac arrest during throat surgery at an outpatient clinic in New York. She was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York where she was placed into a medically induced coma and kept on life support. One day after moving Rivers to a private room, her

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    Bill Cosby American Comedy Awards interview: What if black comedians didn’t talk about race? (Exclusive video)

    Bill Cosby will be honored tonight with the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at the American Comedy Awards when it airs on NBC at 9 pm ET. But the filming of the awards show went down in New York on April 26, and Laughspin was there to see it. Perhaps more importantly we got to chat with the iconic Bill Cosby on the red carpet before the event started.

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 74: Dave Chappelle, Johnny Carson, Big Bang Theory

    On a new episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike and I chat about Dave Chappelle’s two new projects (we speculate as to what they might be), the cast of the Big Bang Theory asking for tons of money per episode, the new Johnny Carson project and so much more. This episode is a bit more free-form than most, so let us know what you think. Either way, I hope you

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    NBC miniseries about Johnny Carson will explore the King of Late Night’s private life

    After more than 20 years, Johnny Carson is returning to NBC! The peacock network announced its plans for a miniseries about the life of the former Tonight Show host. The project comes after NBC announced it would produce a string of limited series, including one based on Hillary Clinton and a new version of Stephen King’s Tommyknockers. The Carson series will be based on the Bill Zehme biography Carson the Magnificent:

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    Conan O’Brien will host Johnny Carson interview series

    It’s time to blow the dust off some old Johnny Carson interviews. Carson on TCM, Turner Classic Movies’ new weekly series featuring clips from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson begins Monday July 1 at 8pm ET. Conan O’Brien will be acting as host of the show, introducing five interviews from the Carson Entertain Group’s archives each week. The first week’s interview lineup is Drew Barrymore (1982, pictured above), Kirk

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    There’s a Johnny Carson feature film in the works

    Seven years after his death, a feature-length movie about iconic Tonight Show host Johnny Carson, is in the works. Based on the upcoming Bill Zehme book Carson the Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait, the film will be written by John McLaughlin (Black Swan, Hitchcock) and will be produced by McLaughlin and Tom Thayer (Sci Fi’s Ghost Hunters) in conjunction with Carson’s estate, according to Deadline. This news comes a few weeks

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    The 10 best Johnny Carson moments (Videos)

    Fifty years ago this week, Johnny Carson became the host of The Tonight Show, taking over for Jack Paar and beginning his 30-year run at NBC. In honor of this landmark, Carson Entertainment Group and MediaMine launched a viewer poll via Facebook, YouTube and email, to gather the 10 best Carson moments from a list of pre-established categories. Below, you’ll find each category and the winning video moment. Enjoy! BEST

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    Watch the entire two-hour Johnny Carson documentary

    The documentary honoring the original late-night host Johnny Carson that aired last night on PBS is now available online. The two-hour-long film is part of the PBS series ‘American Masters,’ which offers comprehensive film biographies of the people who have formed America’s broad cultural history. Watch the entire thing below! Watch Johnny Carson: King of Late Night on PBS. See more from American Masters.

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    Watch a preview from the new Johnny Carson documentary

    The documentary American Masters Johnny Carson: King of Late Night is set to premiere May 14 on PBS. In this preview, members of The Tonight Show — writer Raymond Siller, musician Doc Severinsen, talent coordinator Paul Block — and Conan O’Brien remember what it was like to watch Carson perform. “[The Tonight Show] was like a show business cathedral and Johnny was the king,” says Block. Check it out below!

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    David Letterman and Craig Ferguson will stay at CBS through 2014

    David Letterman and Craig Ferguson are here to stay, comedy fans! At least through 2014, anyway. CBS just re-upped the two late night favorites for at least two more years on the network. This means, unless something totally unexpected occurs, The Late Show host will break the record for longest-running late-night talk show host; he’s currently just about tied with Johnny Carson at 30 years. For Ferguson and The Late

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    Judi Brown-Marmel: The force behind many laughs

    If you’ve spent any quality time here on Punchline Magazine, you’ll know that we pride ourselves on giving you the latest interviews with the biggest names and up and comers in stand-up comedy. But every once in awhile, we also like to introduce you to some of the behind-the-scenes players of the industry, the folks who are integral in helping those stand-up comedians reach a wider audience. To that end,

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