Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 27, 2022.
Join us in marking the centennial year of the late comedy legend Carl Reiner. Those who knew him best – including his children Annie, Lucas, and Rob Reiner will join host Pat Hazel (writer for Seinfeld, Tonight Show veteran) on stage for a one-of-a-kind evening of laughter, reflecting on Reiner’s remarkable seven-decade career as a writer, director, producer, author, and performer.
The event will feature video tributes from Steve Martin, Dick Van Dyke, Lily Thomlin, Bette Midler, and Mel Brooks that were created just for this show! It will also feature highlights spanning Reiner’s wide-ranging contributions to comedy history, from his early years as a performer on Sid Caesar’s legendary Your Show of Shows and his creation of the seminal Dick Van Dyke Show to his collaboration with Mel Brooks* on the Grammy-winning 2000 Year Old Man and his acclaimed cinematic partnership with Steve Martin (The Jerk, All of Me and more). It will also feature rare footage from the National Comedy Center’s new exhibition on Carl Reiner, which opened this summer.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.