Johnny Carson YouTube Channel Generates ‘Sluggish’ Numbers

At the beginning of August, YouTube announced an official, curated Johnny Carson channel. For fans of the late night maestro, this was welcome news.

While 35,000+ channel views (and 2.2 million video clicks) at press time may seem a tad disappointing, the truth is that Johnny’s core audience has many other ways to revisit the master at work, including several massive DVD collections. In a recently uploaded Steve Martin bit from 1989, the comedian shares diary entries about his previous on-air experiences with the “sluggish” Johnny:

In one fell swoop, Martin here managed to portend both tweeting and live blogging. Nice work, @SteveMartinToGo!