Classic clip of Steve Allen cracking up at himself during a sportscaster sketch on live TV.
Thank you so much kgammill. I have’nt seen this side-splitting moment in something like twenty years.
This is the BEST!!!! What a total crack-up!
I have not seen this in years, and I am going to watch it whenever I am having a bad day.
Thanks SO MUCH for posting this wonderful classic!
@jacicch I don’t think this was from the Tonight Show. He had a syndicated show many years afterwards. This guy was a gift from God.
IMHO, the funniest guy I ever saw. He never failed to get me laughing too..LOL
One of the funniest clips ever. I never get tired of seeing it.
Steve Allen was a comic genius and to see him lose it this bad is indelibly etched in my mind.
I saw this live too. He was laughing at his own image in the monitor. I loved it when he broke up.
@redkos Absolutely! I have’nt seen this clip in at least 15 years. I can’t blame him. If roles were reversed, I’d lose it myself.
Reminds me of my dope smokin’ pals.
I remember seeing this live. I didn’t know at the time, of course, why he was laughing so much, but I think for the rest of the night, I was crying laughing myself. God, how I miss Steve Allen. Funny, intelligent, master ad-libber, social conscience, the whole 18 yards.
@dagwood39 – As soon as he saw himself in the monitor, his hair was cracking him up so bad he could barely continue.
I never got what was so funny?
this is SUCH good stuff! What a bummer when Jack Paar took over, although we was cool in his own way, but GAWD, Allen was SO fun ny.
Allen once said the greasy kid stuff used on his hair made it “look dumb”, which made him start laughing.
@hollyyt53 What a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.
Does anyone have any video of Steve doing his Angry reporter bit?
This is when comedy didn’t have to be sexual or political. Back then, we could just laugh at anything. Are we really that sophistocated now, that we can’t laugh at ourselves. Laughter is the best medicine and television used to be a good perscription.
What a talent Steve Allen was.
Always love his laugh! 10+ stars!
A time when we had REAL entertainers!!
Steve Allen was always one of the great entertainers.
By the way, is this comic artist Kerry Gammill?
The last time I saw this clip was on an old Betamax tape that I recorded from TV back in the 70s. I’ve been looking for it again ever since…thanx a brazillion for posting it. Steve Allen was the funniest, most brilliant talent ever in television.
What a wonderful thing for a parent to say! Your mother must have been a very smart woman.
I have to disagree. I love Steve and Johnny- both were extraordinary talents who are dearly missed- but damned if Conan isn’t a wonderfully funny man in his own right.
Steve had just caught a glimpse of himself in the monitor as the picture dissolved from the opening film and he never really regained composure. I really don’t know or care where Steve intended to go with this sketch – just watching him crack up at himself is priceless.