Happy Birthday Jay Leno!

Posted on April 28, 2015 by Dave - Carson Entertainment Group | 1 comment
Today we celebrate Jay Leno's Birthday! Jay Leno made his first appearance on the Tonight Show on March 2, 1977. He appeared frequently after that and in 1987, Leno was a regular substitute host for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. In 1992, Leno replaced Johnny as host of the show.

In honor of Jay's 65th Birthday today, we thought we'd post a clip. Here's Jay's first Stand Up comedy routine on the Tonight Show from our YouTube channel. Enjoy and Happy Birthday Jay!

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New Download Available!

Posted on April 25, 2015 by Dave - Carson Entertainment Group | 1 comment

 Congratulations Betty White on your Lifetime Achievement Award! In celebration we wanted to recognize some of Betty's achievements on the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson as well, so we decided we'd release a new Download featuring Betty White. There were quite a few shows to choose from but we decided to go with this classic from 1983. I'd read an article where Betty talked about her experience on this show before I saw the show itself, and remembered really wanting to see the show after that.  And so when we decided to release it, I wanted to find that article. So I did a google search and here it is from Entertainment Weekly:

Betty White (actress who has been a friend of Carson’s since 1951) “The joke has always been that if he wants to take his clothes off [on the show], he calls me. That’s why we did sketches like ‘Adam and Eve 25 Years Later’ and ‘Tarzan and Jane 25 Years Later.’ But my favorite bit was five or six years ago, when we played lovers in a romantic seaside café drinking wine and listening to violin music. Suddenly, a little splash of water came through the window. Pretty soon, 550 gallons of water let loose and washed us all over the stage. I was supposed to pretend to fall off the chair. Well, I’d have been at CBS if there hadn’t been a wall there. So I kept playing the sketch out with my face down in the water. Johnny was scared to death. He thought, ‘Oh, my God, she’s hurt, she’s drowned, she’s dead!’ We laughed about it many times since.


I love the personal connection between Johnny, the guests, and the show. It brings the historic context of what you're watching that much closer in view. We hope you'll check out the new Download and if you do, please tell us what you think!

Betty White will receive her Lifetime Achievement Award on the Daytime Emmy's show this Sunday televised live from Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, CA.

Way to go Betty!!


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Posted on April 22, 2015 by Dave - Carson Entertainment Group | 0 comments
We're excited to share our new website with you and our big plans for 2015!

 We've got big news.  We now offer Digital Downloads of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson for the first time ever! Our first release is on the website in the Digital Downloads section and will be available for a limited time. That's right, you're able to download a full show right from our website, right now, go do it! Fans will be excited to hear that our first show offering is from 1968. We get countless requests for full episodes from the 1960's and this is the first FULL show released from the 1960's. We can't wait to see the response to digital download. If it's a success, we'll be able to offer a treasure trove of material this way! 

We're also putting the finishing touches on a new DVD series due for release in May. Following the format of the Vault Series, the releases will contain full shows with some of our most frequent and treasured guests. So be sure and go to the Digital Downloads section and purchase Volume 1 from 6/19/68, watch it and leave a review of the show after you check it out. Stay tuned and thanks for visiting our site!

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