Johnny Carson: Ellen DeGeneres, 1987

Ellen DeGeneres' early stand-up comedy act on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on May 21, 1987 shows her brand of funny and wacky humor. At the time, she was traveling the US doing her stand-up routine in comedy clubs and as opening acts for singers such as Dolly Parton.

Johnny Carson: Student of Comedy

"Johnny Carson: Student of Comedy" was created in 2007 by two students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film (Josie Azzam and John Albrecht) and two students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications (Trevor Hall and Justin Peterson), in cooperation with Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET).

The film traces the rise of Johnny Carson from a young man in Norfolk, Neb. and a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to one of the great entertainment icons of all time. The four students received assistance from Jeff Sotzing and Carson Entertainment Group to provide rare footage and timely interviews with those who knew or were influenced by Johnny Carson, including Conan O'Brien, Dick Cavett, Jay Leno and David Letterman. The film was originally shown at the Dedication of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film in 2007.

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