Johnny Carson as King Tut

Johnny as King Tutankhamun in a Mighty Carson Art Players sketch.

From The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

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: King of Late Night, American Masters PBS Documentary

Johnny Carson was seen by more people on more occasions than anyone else in American history. Over the course of 30 years, 4,531 episodes and 23,000 guests, he became a fixture of national life. Johnny Carson: King of Late Night explores his life, career, and complexities.