Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, Flip Wilson, Alan King, Phyllis Diller, Jackie Gleason, Jackie Mason, Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin and Carol Burnett. Mary Tyler Moore hosts this look at comedy greats who appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show," including Jack Benny, Victor Borge, George Carlin,Phyllis Diller, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, Alan King, Jack Paar, Richard Pryor, Red Skelton and Flip Wilson. The retrospective also features remembrances by Joan Rivers, Carol Burnett, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Ray Romano, Rich Little, Jackie Mason, Arsenio Hall, John Byner, Kathy Griffin, Carl Reiner and Richard Lewis. The Ed Sullivan Comedy Special witf TV - Tuesday 8 pm"> Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, Flip Wilson, Alan King, Phyllis Diller, Jackie Gleason, Jackie Mason, Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin and Carol Burnett. Mary Tyler Moore hosts this look at comedy greats who appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show," including Jack Benny, Victor Borge, George Carlin,Phyllis Diller, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, Alan King, Jack Paar, Richard Pryor, Red Skelton and Flip Wilson. The retrospective also features remembrances by Joan Rivers, Carol Burnett, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Ray Romano, Rich Little, Jackie Mason, Arsenio Hall, John Byner, Kathy Griffin, Carl Reiner and Richard Lewis. The Ed Sullivan Comedy Special witf TV - Tuesday 8 pm"> Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, Flip Wilson, Alan King, Phyllis Diller, Jackie Gleason, Jackie Mason, Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin and Carol Burnett. Mary Tyler Moore hosts this look at comedy greats who appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show," including Jack Benny, Victor Borge, George Carlin,Phyllis Diller, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, Alan King, Jack Paar, Richard Pryor, Red Skelton and Flip Wilson. The retrospective also features remembrances by Joan Rivers, Carol Burnett, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Ray Romano, Rich Little, Jackie Mason, Arsenio Hall, John Byner, Kathy Griffin, Carl Reiner and Richard Lewis. The Ed Sullivan Comedy Special witf TV - Tuesday 8 pm"> Ed Sullivan Comedy Special airing on witf TV | On Air highlights | witf.org
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Besides introducing legendary music acts like The Beatles and Elvis Presley, The Ed Sullivan Show is also remembered for being a launching pad for many great comedians.  If you were a new comedian trying to make a name for yourself in the 1950’s, 1960’s or 1970’s, then going to The Ed Sullivan Show was smart move (if you could get an invite).  Being on the show meant that you were about to become a big star.   Some of the most renowned comedians that appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show during this time included Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, Flip Wilson, Alan King, Phyllis Diller, Jackie Gleason, Jackie Mason, Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield, George Carlin and Carol Burnett.

Mary Tyler Moore hosts this look at comedy greats who appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show," including Jack Benny, Victor Borge, George Carlin,Phyllis Diller, Jackie Gleason, Bob Hope, Alan King, Jack Paar, Richard Pryor, Red Skelton and Flip Wilson. The retrospective also features remembrances by Joan Rivers, Carol Burnett, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Ray Romano, Rich Little, Jackie Mason, Arsenio Hall, John Byner, Kathy Griffin, Carl Reiner and Richard Lewis.

The Ed Sullivan Comedy Special

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George Carlin performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on December 24, 1967.

 

Richard Pryor performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on November 27, 1966.

Joan Rivers performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on April 23, 1967.

Henny Youngman performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on May 8, 1966.

Flip Wilson performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on January 11, 1970.

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