Topic: Tonight Show
“Planters Bank Presents…” Film Series
Clarksville, TN – The “Planters Bank Presents…” film series to show the documentary “The Last First Comic” this Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at the Roxy Regional Theatre at 4:00pm.
At age 100, comic Irving Benson stands alone as the oldest link to a uniquely American art form — Burlesque. Irv headlines a cast of fellow veteran Burlesque and Vaudeville performers.
Together with a team of theatre historians, they take us into the colorful world of the Burlesque show and uncover the roots of American Comedy. Filmed on location at NYC’s Palace Theatre, this award-winning documentary spotlights the final film appearance of legendary straight man Ed McMahon and showcases hilarious clips from Irv’s appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
Planters Bank Presents to show “The Last First Comic” on Sunday, April 29th at the Roxy Regional Theatre.
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Clarksville, TN – When Keith Wilson, 51, first arrived at Austin Peay State University, George H.W. Bush was president of the United States, Johnny Carson ended his 30-year tenure as host of the Tonight Show and Barcelona hosted the Summer Olympic Games.
Much has changed since 1992, except for Wilson’s status as an APSU student. A series of health problems delayed his studies over the years, causing him to sometimes drop out or take only one class a semester. «Read the rest of this article»