Mark Malkoff Discusses Johnny Carson with the Amazing Mel Brooks on ‘The Carson Podcast’

Mel Brooks and Mark Malkoff

In the latest episode of The Carson Podcast, comedian Mark Malkoff sat down with the incredible comedian, actor, writer, director and producer Mel Brooks who spoke about his history with the legendary Johnny Carson.

We discussed Mel appearing on Johnny’s first ever Tonight Show in October 1962, Mel asking Johnny to play the Waco Kid in “Blazing Saddles”, and why Carson was the greatest talk show host ever.

Mark had previously featured Mel’s longtime friend and creative partner, Carl Reiner who told also stories about his rich history with Johnny Carson.

Appearing as a guest with Johnny over 40 times, Carl Reiner joins Mark to discuss his favorite Carson moments, their famous poker game, and writing for Your Show of Shows.

Mark and Carl Reiner

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