Movie Review: Johnny Carson: King of Late Night


If you are under the age of 40 – this is a must watch to see the master of all late night shows. There has never been anyone like him. Still funny and relatable all these years later. If you are over the age of 40 – you are going to want to watch this one to remember how great he was.

The film does an outstanding job of telling the whole (mostly whole) story of Johnny Carson from his humble beginnings in Iowa to when he signed off as probably the most popular entertainer in the world.

Carson’s numerous marriages – and his sense of humor about them all – get plenty of air time as does his intense sense of loyalty. There are plenty of clips from the show that will leave you laughing. Carson never missed a chance to poke fun at himself – which probably is what endeared him to his audience.

You will be amazed at how many comics got their start with Carson and how much fun he made late night television.

This is a must watch film.


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