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Kate Flannery: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg
Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 26, 2020.
Comedic actress Kate Flannery, best known for her work on The Office, reflects on her acting career and the 15th anniversary of the popular TV series in a National Comedy Center Conversation with comedian and NPR host Ophira Eisenb...
A Carl Reiner Interview from the National Comedy Center Archives
Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 19, 2020.
An interview with comedy legend and founding National Comedy Center Advisory Board Member Carl Reiner from the Comedy Center Archives, featuring never-before-seen interview footage, plus a discussion about Carl Reiner’s genius with...
Kenan Thompson: A National Comedy Center Conversation
Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson, the longest-tenured cast member in SNL history and 2020 Emmy-nominee, discusses comedy with Stephen J. Morrison, executive producer of exhibit media for the National Comedy Center.
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Alan Zweibel: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Kelly Carlin
Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 9, 2020.
Original Saturday Night Live writer and five-time Emmy winner Alan Zweibel discusses his new memoir, "Laugh Lines: My Life Helping Funny People Be Funnier," and his nearly five decades as an award-winning comedy writer with writer/...
Debra Messing: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Frank DeCaro
Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, September 5, 2020.
An interview with Emmy Award-winner Debra Messing in conversation about her work and career, Will & Grace, the art of comedy, and comedy legend Lucille Ball as a major influence on Messing throughout her career. Hosted by comedian a...
Jay Leno: A National Comedy Center Conversation (Part 2)
Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday, September 2, 2020.
Legendary comedian Jay Leno discusses his extensive career in stand-up, writing and late-night television in a conversation with Stephen J. Morrison, executive producer of exhibit media for the National Comedy Center.
Mark Russell: A National Comedy Center Conversation Hosted by Lewis Black
Originally broadcast at 8 p.m. EDT Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Legendary political satirist and comedian Mark Russell takes on current events for the National Comedy Center with a performance of new musical parodies, plus a discussion of his career and legacy with comedian, author and playwright ...
Jay Leno: A National Comedy Center Conversation (Part 1)
Originally broadcast at 5 p.m. EDT Saturday, August 15, 2020.
A special presentation of Part 1 of The National Comedy Center's "Lucille Ball Virtual Comedy Festival" discussion with comedian Jay Leno. Hosted by Stephen J. Morrison, Leno discusses his career in stand-up, acting, writing, and late...