by Whet Moser
The biggest laugh ever on the Carson show was a guy named Bill Mann who did a line--"I'd like to meet an old-fashioned girl: one with gonorrhea." The longest single laugh recorded on the Carson show--over a minute.
This weekend an auction will be held for the collection of the late comedian, magician, and magic-shop owner Jay Marshall. Adam Langer, author of Crossing California and a Reader contributor, has a preview, which includes some of Marhsall's historical posters.
I'm also pleased to say we're bringing Langer's 1987 interview of Jay Marshall out from the archives.