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Johnny Carson Humor Tribute

Tributes to late-night king Johnny Carson.
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Johnny Carson Jokes
Read classic political jokes by Johnny Carson.

Johnny Carson: What Democracy Means To Me
Read a humorous monologue by Johnny Carson on the meaning of democracy.

Jay Leno's Tribute to Johnny Carson
Read "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno's tribute to Johnny Carson.

David Letterman's Tribute to Johnny Carson
David Letterman paid tribute to the late Johnny Carson by delivering a "Late Show" monologue composed entirely of jokes the retired "Tonight Show" host had quietly sent him in his final months.

More Johnny Carson Tributes
Read tributes to Johnny Carson by Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Dick Cavett, Chevy Chase, and others.

Johnny Carson Video Clips
Watch a few of Johnny Carson's celebrated interview moments and comedy sketch bits.

Johnny Carson Cartoon Tribute
View editorial cartoons from around the country paying tribute to Johnny Carson.

Johnny Carson, the Late-Night Host Whose Best Act Was Himself
Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales offers a moving tribute to Johnny Carson.

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