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.

Louis C.K. on Comedy Showcase, 1995

An early performance from stand-up comedian Louis C.K., on the Louie Anderson hosted TV show, Comedy Showcase!

©1995 Home Box Office/Rysher Entertainment Productions

Woody Allen: Standup Comedy, 1965

Woody was in England filming "Casino Royale" when he guested on a British TV show.

He finished his set with his "moose" routine, but had to change the punchline from "...'cause it's restricted!" - since the context of the term would have meant nothing to a British audience.

Sammy Davis Jr's Musical Impersonations

Not only is he a brilliant singer but Sammy does marvelous impersonations of other singers to the song One For My Baby!
Sammy does the best Dino and Jerry Lewis!