Johnny Carson is known as the “King of Late Night TV.” The genius performer has dominated the world of television for more than 3 decades. Carson gained fame when he hosted “The Tonight Show.”
Unlike his predecessors, he always remained calm and composed. His hilarious monologue made him one of the most famous faces in every household. Carson treated every guest alike, be it a celebrity or a newcomer.
One of his celebrity interview video clips from “The Tonight Show,” which aired on the 8th of April, 1977, has gained immense popularity. It showcases his hilarious conversation with “The Man of Many Faces – Andy Kaufman.”
The genius entertainer & comedian is still known as a performer who took comedy to new heights. Kaufman comes on stage and impersonates the sweetest “Foreign Man.” He starts talking in a foreign accent, which is super funny. His story about the “Airplane that Sinks” had everyone on the sets laughing hysterically.
The character is not just funny but innocent. His impersonation significantly impacts people’s minds. Later, “Foreign Man” becomes the character Latka Gravas in one of the most popular sitcoms, “Taxi.”
The next act that Kaufman portrays on “The Tonight Show” is impersonating Elvis Presley. He changes into the costume onstage, dresses like Elvis, and performs the classic song sung by the legend himself, “Blue Suede Shoes.” Kaufman even shows everyone that he could play drums like a pro.
“Many Kaufman fans have posted heartfelt messages for the legendary entertainer. The comedian, who was the greatest influence of Jim Carrey,” one said. While another person wrote, “The fact that you can’t tell if he’s still joking or being serious is amazing, especially during interviews.”