An interview with the late Johnny Carson appeared in _The Playboy Interview Volume II_, a 1983 hardcover book. Publisher: Wideview Perigee (A Putnam imprint). The interviewer was Alex Haley and the editor for the book was G. Barry Golson. The Carson interview was first published in December 1967.
Early in the interview, Johnny Carson, a popular late-night talk show host on the NBC broadcast television network, explained how he thinks of himself (comedian) and others (audience). Mr. Carson's approach to performing is worth reading.
Later in the interview, Mr. Carson discussed his early years in magic.
(By the way, the same book includes interviews with Jean-Paul Sartre and Arnold Toynbee.)
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