Press release: This Sunday night at 11 p.m. ET, getTV presents a rarely seen Jerry Seinfeld stand-up appearance from 1986 on THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW. Seinfeld appeared on Merv Griffin’s talk show more than a dozen times in the early 1980s prior to his breakthrough in the sitcom SEINFELD, where he referenced his Griffin appearances in a legendary episode in which Kramer (Michael Richards) recreates the set from THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW in his apartment.
In addition to the Seinfeld guest spot, the night includes a lineup of some of the top male comedy performers of all-time, with two Friars Club roasts featuring such legends as Johnny Carson, Don Rickles, and Groucho Marx, two episodes of THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR, a Woody Allen variety special, and an additional episode of THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW featuring Jerry Lewis and Richard Pryor.
getTV's "Top Men of Comedy" Tune-in Alert
Sunday, March 5 from 11 p.m. ET to 5 a.m. ET
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getTV’s complete Top Men Of Comedy programming lineup is as follows:
11 p.m. ET- THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW (1986)—with guest Jerry Seinfeld
12 a.m. ET- THE FRIARS CLUB ROASTS JOHNNY CARSON (1968)—with guests Don Rickles, Groucho Marx, Flip Wilson, Alan King and Ed McMahon
1 a.m. ET - THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR (1967)—with guests Bette Davis and The Who
2 a.m. ET -THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR (1967)—with guests Janet Leigh and Simon & Garfunkel
3 a.m. ET - WOODY ALLEN LOOKS AT 1967 (1967)—with guests Liza Minnelli, William F. Buckley and Aretha Franklin.
4 a.m. ET - THE FRIARS CLUB ROASTS DON RICKLES (1970)—featuring Johnny Carson, Chet Huntley, Alan King, Henny Youngman, Dick Cavett, George C. Scott, and Milton Berle.
5 a.m. ET - THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW (1986)—with guests Jerry Lewis and Richard Pryor
For a complete schedule, visit www.get.tv/schedule. In addition to airing these series on the dates noted above, some of the programs mentioned are scheduled for further broadcasts throughout the month. (See listings for further details.)