Drew Carey is a beloved comedian, actor, and game show host who rose to fame with his own sitcom. Before all of that, though, he made his first televised stand-up appearance on Johnny Carson’s ‘Tonight Show.’
When Carey takes the stage, you can tell he’s a little nervous. His first joke, making fun of himself, gets the crowd laughing right off the bat. His infectious smile makes him hard not to like.
He begins to tell the audience about his upcoming high school reunion. The crowd roars with laughter as he complains about only having six months to make something of himself.
He continues his stand-up routine by making fun of the lack of conversation topics Mid-Westerners have. Carey harps on their incessant nudging while talking about the weather, especially the lack of snow.
While the audience tries to catch their breath, he moves on to the subject of drive-thru liquor stores. His jokes about drunk drivers on the go leave everyone in stitches.
After his performance, Johnny Carson applauds his routine, and the crowd concurs with cheers. Carson mentions that Carey was on Star Search. Carey admitted he didn’t make it beyond the first episode.
Drew Carey made a lasting impression on television audiences everywhere with an invitation to come back to perform on ‘The Tonight Show’ again. His natural ability to make people laugh is truly a gift!