The John Kerwin Show
|The John Kerwin Show|
Talk ShowVariety Show
|Created by||John Kerwin|
|Written by||Marvin Silbermintz|
|Directed by||Rudy Milanovich|
John KerwinNick Burns and the Nite Owls
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||13|
|No. of episodes||114|
|Executive producer(s)||John Kerwin|
Don SweeneyJC Gafford
|Camera setup||Rudy Milanovich|
The show's writers include John Kerwin, former Tonight Show writers Tony DeSena and Marvin Silbermintz. The show opens with a monologue from Kerwin relating to recent news headlines, and features exchanges with his announcer Justin Nottingham. Nicholas Burns is the show's Music Director and drummer.
Previous episodes of the show are archived on YouTube.
Beginning in 2001, the show has featured guests including Cloris Leachman, Bruce Dern, Jessica Childress, Brandi Glanville. Betsy Brandt, Eriq La Salle, and many others. The show's format follows that of the traditional late night talk show, including monologue, comedy segments and celebrity interviews.
In August, 2007, Kerwin and show producer Rob Baker met with NBC's head of late night and prime time programming Rick Ludwin to campaign for the position then to be vacated by Conan O'Brien in 2009 as he left NBC's "Late Night" to host The Tonight Show. The position was eventually given to Jimmy Fallon.
In July, 2010, The John Kerwin Show began airing on JLTV across America.
On December, 2006 host John Kerwin and the show received a special Commendation from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on the occasion of the show's 6th anniversary on the air and 60th episode.
For the May, 2008 episode featuring guests Ed Asner, Kevin Sorbo and Keaton Simons, a special monologue was prepared featuring comedy contributed by writers from each former Tonight Show host: Bill Dana (Steve Allen), Dick Cavett (Jack Paar), Tony DeSena (Johnny Carson) and Marvin Silbermintz (Jay Leno).
Last talk show interview: Jonathan Winters.
On Episode 110, Kerwin interviewed The Harlem Globetrotters at the Honda Center and played basketball against them as part of a remote shoot for the show.
On TMZ's Fishwrapper, Kerwin kissing Cloris Leachman is a clip from The John Kerwin Show. http://www.fishwrapper.com/post/2013/05/29/watch-this-and-die-of-horror-comedian-john-kerwin-sucks-face-with-87-year-old-cloris-leachman/
The John Kerwin Show has won over 15 TV awards including the Telly Award, the Wave Award, the AEGIS Award, and the Hermes Award.
- The John Kerwin Show's official YouTube partner channel
- Los Angeles Wave article: He's the Talk of the Town by Arin Mikailian
- Emmy Magazine Jan/Feb 2008 article: "Eyes on the Prize" by Barry Garron
- Entertainment Today article: A Golden Episode: The John Kerwin Show Hits 50 by Stan Furley
- The John Kerwin Show at the Internet Movie Database
- The John Kerwin Show - 6th anniversary show featuring guest Karen Black on YouTube
- Santa Monica Daily News article: Talk Show Host Has Big Dreams by Jack Neworth
- Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, May 5, 2008 "Heeeeere's Kerwin!" by Ben Grossman
- LA Weekly