Saturday Night Live
SNL’s Original Cast Explains The Show

SNL’s Original Cast Explains The Show

Saturday Night Live, originally called simply “Saturday Night” premiered on October 11, 1975. Prior to the debut, original cast members John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Dan Akroyd, Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman and Garrett Morris joined SNL’s creator Lorne Michaels for an interview with Tom Snyder.

The Tonight Show Starring Steve Allen
Steve Allen on the Early Days of the Tonight Show


The Tonight Show starring Steve Allen, the first nationally syndicated late-night talk show, began airing in September 1954. In this interview, Allen discusses the role that NBC played in deciding on the show’s content during its early days. Says Allen: “I had learned enough about life at that time never … Continue reading

Joan Rivers
How Joan Rivers Chose Her Head Writer on ‘Fashion Police’


Tony Tripoli, head writer on the American television show “Fashion Police,” which comments on celebrity fashion, describes the humorous details that led Joan Rivers to select him for the job position. Tripoli had admired Rivers since he was a young boy having met her for the first time when he … Continue reading

Joan Rivers
Andy Andrews on How Joan Rivers ‘Could Take a Joke’

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Author and corporate speaker Andy Andrews shares a funny story about touring with comedian Joan Rivers and playing a joke on her with the intent to harass Rivers on her “phobia about her weight” because she was chubby as a child. Andrews describes the prank and says Rivers was “great” … Continue reading

Peter Sellers
Clouseau’s Clumsiness Was Not Due to Peter Sellers

Chief Inspector Clouseau Was Not Clumsy Due to Peter Sellers

Film director Blake Edwards talks about the acting of Peter Sellers, who starred in his hugely popular “Pink Panther” film series as the main role of Chief Inspector Clouseau: “Sellers couldn’t do the physical things at all. He was not a good physical comedian. I had to set him up … Continue reading

Babe Ruth
A Baseball Legend, Not a Standup Act

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In the only commercial recording of Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth, the baseball legends prove that they should stick to their day jobs. They may be reading from a comedy script but their athletic talent does not seem to extend to the comedic domain. Despite its awkward jokes and stories, … Continue reading