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Next weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL: Actor, comedian, and impressionist JOHN BYNER on discovering his gift for mimicry at a very young age; his approach to creating different voices for animated projects, and to creating the many different characters he’s played on comedy and variety shows; and why the ambiance on talk shows during the era of Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, and Dinah Shore was often like going to a cocktail party. John’s memoir, FIVE MINUTES, MR. BYNER, not only shares many stories of his working with the likes of Steve Allen, Mel Torme, Dinah Shore, Johnny Carson, Ed Sullivan, Henry Fonda, and Elvis Presley, but gives readers a glimpse of the person behind each of these performers

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Now available in softcover and as an eBook and audiobook: FIVE MINUTES, MR. BYNER: A Lifetime of Laughter, the remarkable story of how John Byner overcame his shyness as young boy growing up in Long Island, New York and transformed himself into a master voice artist and character actor who has entertained people all over the world for the past six decades

Los Angeles, CA — Veteran entertainer John Byner, a man of many voices and characters, from impersonating the slow, rolling gait and speech of John Wayne to lending his voice to The Ant and the Aardvark cartoons, has penned (along … Continue reading

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via Shout! Factory TV: Tim Conway’s short-lived variety series THE TIM CONWAY SHOW and THE TIM CONWAY COMEDY HOUR, as well as his short-lived sitcom ACE CRAWFORD: PRIVATE EYE, will all become available for streaming on demand for the first time beginning Saturday 8/1 on ShoutFactoryTV.com

Los Angeles, CA – While best known for his roles on McHale’s Navy and his 10-year run on The Carol Burnett Show (to say nothing of his voice acting as the Barnacle Boy in SpongeBob SquarePants), Tim Conway also headlined several shows of his … Continue reading

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via TimeLife: The sixth and final season of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In becomes available on DVD for the first time at retail on Tuesday 9/4. Six-disc includes all twenty-six episodes, complete and remastered, with guest stars including Steve Allen, Jack Benny, Carol Burnett, James Caan, Johnny Carson, Howard Cosell, Sammy Davis Jr., Dom DeLuise, Angie Dickinson, Phyllis Diller, Jack Klugman, Michael Landon, Rich Little, Don Rickles, Vin Scully, Mark Spitz and Sally Struthers 

By the time Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In signed off the air on March 12, 1973 after six seasons and 140 episodes, the show had become a cultural touchstone. Winner of the 1969 Golden Globe® for Best Television Show and the most … Continue reading

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via Time-Life: Sock It to Me! Season Five of Laugh-In becomes available at retail for the very first time beginning Tuesday 7/10. Six-DVD set includes the show’s landmark 100th episode, plus new cast members Richard Dawson along with such guest stars as Gene Hackman and Raquel Welch

Political correctness met its match with Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, NBC-TV’s groundbreaking variety series that became a cultural touchstone and part of the fabric of ’60s-’70s era America. Every Monday night at 8pm from 1968-1973, straight man Dan Rowan and … Continue reading

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