Friday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Earlier this week we asked a question about Saturday Night Live. Today we tackle another late night programming staple – The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. Johnny was fond of taking nights off, and during the final years of the show he had three different “permanent” guest hosts: Joan Rivers, Garry Shandling, and Jay Leno. In his earlier years, he used a variety of friends and colleagues to fill in on his nights off. One of those friends, a stand-up comedian and sometimes actor, holds the record for most guest hosting spots, filling in for Johnny Carson 177 times. Your One Cup of Java Challenge – name this frequent Tonight Show guest host whose name has been in the news quite a bit in the last 24 hours.
Answer: The great (and now late) Joey Bishop.
Bonus Blog Trivia: Other frequent Tonight Show guest hosts include Bob Newhart (87 times), David Brenner (70) and Jerry Lewis (52).