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16 June 2021

I have watched the late night show every night since Steve Allen started The Tonight Show on NBC.  I never watched Jack Paar, unless Judy Garland was the guest.  I just couldn't stand Paar. 

I loved Johnny Carson and remember watching him just about every night.  So many special moments in the 30+ years of that show.  We all attended Tiny Tim's wedding.

Having to choose between Jay Leno and David Letterman after Carson's retirement, I chose Leno because I just always watched NBC.  I enjoyed his 17 years, and watched his retirement, with replacement Conan O'Brien.

When Leno decided he wanted his show back again and kicked Conan O'Brien off, I stopped watching him.  I was so disgusted by how he treated O'Brien.

For several years, I watched several different evening shows, and of course nightly "The Daly Show" with Jon Stewart

When Stewart retired, I tried to like Trevor Noah, but found that I more often than not skipped his program.

But when Letterman retired and Stephen Colbert took over his program, I had my "Johnny Carson moment" back again.  I've been a huge fan of Colbert and have watched as his A Late Show (vs The Late Show) managed nightly broadcasts, first from his home and then from a closet at NBC.

I got used to finding his monologues as funny as if he had a live audience instead of just wife Evie and was impressed at what a good comedian he was.

But last night, he was back in the theater.  You could tell he was thrilled to have a full house of mostly unmasked, vaccinated people and the perfect first guest.

Having Colbert back in the theater with an audience (though I kinda liked him without an audience!) is like life is returning to normal.



Stephen Colbert is back in the theater!

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