THE ED SULLIVAN COMEDY SPECIAL
- Comedians Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Ray Romano, Stiller & Meara, Arsenio Hall, Kathy Griffin, Rich Little, Carl Reiner, Lisa Lampanelli, Jackie Mason, John Byner, Richard Lewis and Others Pay Tribute to The Ed Sullivan Show –
For 23 years, The Ed Sullivan Show featured America's brightest comedy stars performing for tens of millions of Americans across the generations every Sunday night. This captivating special brings back the show's greatest moments that defined the history of comedy—legends in their prime with their original acts. The talent includes the timeless stand up routines of Jack Benny, Flip Wilson, Red Skelton, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Bob Hope, Alan King, Victor Borge, Phyllis Diller, Jackie Gleason, Jack Paar and many more. The Ed Sullivan Comedy Special airs Saturday, August 6 at 8:30 p.m. on Eight.
Hosted by Mary Tyler Moore, the humorous retrospective takes a poignant twist with all-new remembrances by such Ed Sullivan veterans and fans as Joan Rivers, Carol Burnett, Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara, Ray Romano, Rich Little, Jackie Mason, Arsenio Hall, John Byner, Kathy Griffin, Carl Reiner, Richard Lewis and others.
About Eight, Arizona PBS
Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture -- utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.
Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.