This show was a late-night talk show under the "Tonight Show" franchise from 1962 to 1992.The King, CEO and night watchman of TV comedy, Johnny Carson reigned as Host for nearly 30 years. Every current late-night comedy host learned from him: how to win over audiences, establish a show's pace, charm or confront guests.
Last Episode30x120 Show #4531 Aired: May. 22, 1992
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- This was the last show of a three-week stretch in New York, and indeed the last "Tonight Show" of the Johnny Carson era to originate there.
- This show celebrated Johnny's 8th anniversary as host of the Tonight Show.
- After 'The (1962) Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' moved from New York to California in May 1972, Johnny Carson took Monday nights off and the show would be hosted by a guest performer.…
[show]After 'The (1962) Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson' moved from New York to California in May 1972, Johnny Carson took Monday nights off and the show would be hosted by a guest performer. Until Joan Rivers became "permanent guest host" in September 1983, the most frequent of these "guest hosts" were: 'Joey Bishop' (177 times) Joan Rivers (93 times) Bob Newhart (87 times) John Davidson (87 times) David Brenner (70 times) McLean Stevenson (58 times) Jerry Lewis (52 times) David Letterman (51 times)