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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 517.1 with guest Billy Van Zandt is available for listening on demand

How Lucy Channeled Buster Keaton Original Airdates: Nov. 20-22, 2020 TVC 517.1: Ed welcomes Emmy-nominated writer, producer, actor and playwright Billy Van Zandt (I Love Lucy: The Very First Show, Martin, The Hughleys, Newhart). Billy’s memoir, Get in the Car, … Continue reading

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Daphne Maxwell Reid, Tom Dreesen, and Billy Van Zandt: Next on TVC

Actress and author Daphne Maxwell Raid and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Billy Van Zandt will join us, plus we’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with comedian Tom Dreesen. All this and more on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Nov. … Continue reading

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Penny Peyser, plus The Genius of Billy Goldenberg: Next on TVC

Actress and filmmaker Penny Peyser, screenwriter and film historian Gary Gerani, and music and TV historian and showbiz raconteur Geoffrey Mark will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at the following times and venues: WBRT … Continue reading

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via National Comedy Center: The NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER partners with the Elkhorn Valley Museum to launch a new Johnny Carson Gallery in Carson’s hometown of Elkhorn, NE (set to open in 2021), and with the Carson Entertainment Group to launch a new Johnny Carson exhibit, 30 Years of Late Night Television, set to open in 2022

Jamestown, NY – October 23, 2020– As the country remembers comedy and late-night legend Johnny Carson on his 95th birthday today, the National Comedy Center—the nation’s official cultural institution dedicated to comedy—and the Elkhorn Valley Museum in Johnny Carson’s hometown … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 507 with guest Geoffrey Mark is now available for listening on demand

The Largesse of Jack Riley Original Airdates: Sept. 11-13, 2020 TVC 507.4: A return visit by Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated writer, producer, singer, and author Geoffrey Mark (Ella: A Biography of the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald, Ethel Merman: The Biggest … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Emmy-nominated writer, producer and actor BILLY VAN ZANDT on why comedians are born hearing a certain rhythm; his friendship with Lucille Ball and the influence she continues to have on his career; why working with Martin Lawrence reminded him of both Jerry Lewis and Bob Newhart; and why his experience working with Don Rickles on Daddy Dearest remains one of his best experiences in television. Billy’s memoir, GET IN THE CAR, JANE! Adventures in the TV Wasteland not only provides a front row seat to the adsurdity that often goes on behind the scenes in network TV, but offers useful tips on how to deal with the day-to-day frustrations of your job, no matter what you do for a living

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Shout! Factory TV launches THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW linear streaming channel, now available via Pluto TV

Los Angeles – September 1, 2020 – One of the most acclaimed and influential TV series of all time heads to linear streaming with Shout! Factory TV’s launch of “The Carol Burnett Show” channel today on Pluto TV, the leading … Continue reading

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via National Comedy Center: National Comedy Center will honor advisory board member Carl Reiner at this year’s Virtual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, which takes place Friday 8/14 thru Sunday 8/30. Virtual festival will also feature conversations with Jimmy Fallon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Tiffany Haddish, Jay Leno, Howie Mandel, Margaret Cho, and more. All programs will be streamed, for free, at ComedyCenter.org/Festival, as well via Facebook Live

Jamestown,  NY—August 12, 2020—The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official cultural institution dedicated to comedy—recently named the “Best New Museum” in the country by USA Today—will present its acclaimed Lucille Ball Comedy Festival virtually this year, featuring conversations with a diverse … Continue reading

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via National Comedy Center: The National Comedy Center will pay tribute to Desi Arnaz, Richard Pryor, Jerry Stiller, and John Cleese during Father’s Day weekend with live streaming events featuring Lucie Arnaz, Rain Pryor, Amy Stiller and Ben Stiller, and Camilla Cleese, respectively, that will air Friday 6/19 thru Sunday 6/21 at various times at ComedyCenter.org/FathersDay, with simulcasts via Facebook Live on the National Comedy Center Facebook page. All four streaming events are free and will support the Center’s educational and preservation initiatives during the museum’s temporary closure

Jamestown,  NY – June 18, 2020 — The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official cultural institution and non-profit museum dedicated to comedy, announced today that it will present a tribute to fathers of comedy this Father’s Day weekend, June 19-21, … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 488.3 with guests Howard Storm and Steve Stoliar is available on demand

The Funny Bones of Howard Storm Original Airdates: Apr. 10-12, 2020 TVC 488.3: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with Howard Storm, Robin Williams’ regular director during the first three seasons of Mork & Mindy. Howard’s memoir, … Continue reading

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