Warmer weather is upon us, and since laughter goes naturally with sunshine, we thought we’d celebrate with some great vintage comedy performances from The Merv Griffin Show.
From 1963 through 1986, over 5000 guests appeared on The Merv Griffin Show. So many of them were beloved talented performers in comedy, and a great number of these appearances have now turned into treasures to be shared and enjoyed.
Many of the most famous comedians who appeared on the show were new at the time, and the show was a perfect platform to share their talent.
Here on the blog, we regularly feature some of the most memorable guests who appeared on the show.
In this post, we feature a 1965 early stand-up performance by George Carlin (he was a regular on the show in the mid-1960’s), Penn & Teller in an early showing of their fun blend of magic and comedy, and a 1965 performance by the legendary Phyllis Diller, who proves why she was known as the Queen of Stand-Up Comedy in her day.
We encourage you to share and enjoy these classic appearances, and leave comments to tell us what you think.
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