Long before Jimmy Fallon, way before Jay Leno, before Johnny Carson, or Jack Paar .. NBC’s Tonight Show was hosted by its co-creator Steve Allen.
In the fall of 1954, the 32 year old comedian and entertainer became the host of televisions first-ever late night talk show.
Largely thanks to Alan’s intelligent humor, The Tonight Show became a hit.
Steve Allen soon moved on to other Ventures, but was always widely popular and in-demand.
I first met him in early 1987, when he wrote a book he modestly called How To Be Funny.
So get ready for some tips from a master of his craft. Here now, my 1987 interview with Steve Allen.
Steve Allen died in 2000. He was 78.