Whether you were a fan of Letterman or Leno back in the day or Jimmy Kimmel or Conan O’Brien today, they have all taken cues from Johnny Carson. Johnny Carson was the clear ground-layer for the entire genre of late-night talk shows that are now a staple of evening television.
Johnny Carson was the host of The Tonight Show from 1962 to 1992. For 3 solid decades, he made us laugh and routinely introduced us to new faces that would soon become staples of our cultural identity. So many comedians and entertainers got their start on his show.
He was a masterful comedian, host, and entertainer. He helped shape and shift culture and was always there through thick and thin to make us smile at the end of the night. Although he was witty and friendly on-screen, he was quite a different person off the air. In his personal life, he held many grudges and resentments. Some would even describe in harsher terms.
Facts Verse is going to take an inside look at the many secrets of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. We’ll give you a brief overview of the history of the show but we’ll also shine a light on Carson’s many beefs that he was involved in over the ages. Find out what he couldn’t stand about Bob Hope and learn how his relationship with Joan Rivers absolutely imploded.
Learn who was Carson’s least favorite guest and who some of the most frequent guest hosts were. You will not want to miss this video. It will also show you exactly how Johnny Carson laid the foundation and formula that would be followed by every other late-night talk show host for the next 60 years – a testament of his greatness and the legacy he has left behind.What did you think? Please leave a comment in the section below and remember to share the video and sign up for our free newsletter!