Category Archives: comedians

Sid Caesar “Bachelor With A Cold” on The Ed Sullivan Show

The great Sid Caesar on The Ed Sullivan Show on December 6, 1964.





Alan King “Supermarkets” on The Ed Sullivan Show

The great Alan King doing one of his patented rants, this time on “Supermarkets” on The Ed Sullivan Show on November 13, 1966.





Alan King “Insurance Companies” on The Ed Sullivan Show

The great Alan King on the Ed Sullivan Show April 4, 1965.





Mort Sahl “San Francisco & 1960 Debates” on The Ed Sullivan Show

Mort Sahl is one of the best and underrated standup comedians. He always seemed like he was making it up as he went along. He always had topical material. Here is an appearance a few weeks before the 1960 Presidential election from San Francisco Oct. 16, 1960.





Phyllis Diller “World’s Worst Driver” on The Ed Sullivan Show

One of the legends in comedy, Phyllis Diller on the Ed Sullivan Show July 9, 1961.





Jackie Mason “Communication Skills” on The Ed Sullivan Show

I believe this was Jackie’s last appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show (Sept. 18, 1966). Looked like he knew it would be as he gave Ed the business about the gestures and ended with the impression. Jackie had said it hurt his career when he was banned (for 2 years), but he was still on variety shows throughout the 60’s like Dean Martin’s Show and The Smothers Brothers.





Jackie Vernon “Lack Of Personality” on The Ed Sullivan Show

Another great performance by the master of the deadpan delivery, Jackie Vernon on the Ed Sullivan Show March 15, 1964.





Rodney Dangerfield “Being Thin, Neighborhood & Wife” on The Ed Sullivan Show

Another early career appearance by Rodney Dangerfield on the Ed Sullivan Show from Sept. 17, 1967. Interestingly, he doesn’t do any “No respect” jokes in this routine.





Victor Borge’s Classic “Phonetic Punctuation” Routine on The Ed Sullivan Show

Victor Borge was one of the greats in combining comedy with music. Here he does he famous “Phonetic Punctuation” routine on the Ed Sullivan Show June 12, 1960.





Jackie Vernon “Watermelon” on The Ed Sullivan Show

The master of the deadpan delivery, comedian Jackie Vernon on the Ed Sullivan Show 10/3/65. He was one of the best.