Saturday, March 31, 2012
WOODY ALLEN PLAYS AT PARR - THE KING OF NEW YORK COMEDY DOES STAND-UP - NBC-TV - CIRCA DEC. 14, 1962
Almost a decade before Woody Allen became American cinema's king of New York, he was a clown prince on network television, doing stand-up on every major , prime time variety show and late night talk show.
In the years prior to finding his voice as an auteur,Allen cultivated his hip, comic persona as the embodiment of New York neurosis.
While he learned to deftly weave ironic, if understated, tales of Manhattan in vivid, silver nitrate, he was pumping out punchlines in Living Color on NBC.
Below is a rare clip showing one of King's earliest appearances on NBC-TV's prime time JACK PAAR SHOW from the STANDAPARTCOMEDY YOU TUBE site.Enjoy!!!!