Category: The Tonight Show

  • David Letterman On The Jon Stewart Show
    David Letterman On The Jon Stewart Show

    On the 23rd June 1995, David Letterman appeared on the very last edition of The Jon Stewart Show, being a great guest in what looks like an early version of the Top Gear set. Here’s the whole of that final show. Some background. The show began as a 30 minute talk show on MTV, airing…

  • Tracey Ullman On The Tonight Show
    Tracey Ullman On The Tonight Show

    On January 5th 1998, Tracey Ullman appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, alongside Robin Williams. She was there to promote her new series and tie in book Tracey Takes On. This was her HBO follow up to her FOX show, and it ran for 65 episodes over four seasons.

  • Dud And Johnny
    Dud And Johnny

    Here’s Dudley Moore’s first appearance on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.

  • Chelsea On The Lates
    Chelsea On The Lates

    A couple of brilliant appearances from Chelsea Peretti for us to enjoy today. First, this one from Conan. And this one from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

  • Grodin On Carson
    Grodin On Carson

    This is how Charles Grodin approached most of his interviews on late night talk shows. But I think this is one of the best. He really brings out the genius of Johnny here too. Here’s another visit he had with Letterman. With thanks to Jonathan Sloman.

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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