The John Kerwin Show

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The John Kerwin Show
Kerwin Logo.jpg
Created by John Kerwin
Directed by Rudy Milanovich
Starring John Kerwin
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 13
No. of episodes 114
Executive producer(s) John Kerwin
Location(s) Encino, California
Cinematography Lucie Aleks
Camera setup Rudy Milanovich
Original network JLTV
External links

The John Kerwin Show is an American monthly late-night talk show filmed in Los Angeles, California which is broadcast throughout America on JLTV, and featured on YouTube.

The show is unique in that it does not use cue cards, TelePrompTers, celebrity pre-interviews or comedy writers. The comedy comes through Kerwin's spontaneous interaction with the studio audience and celebrity guests.

Previous episodes of the show are archived on YouTube.[1]


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. .[2]

In August, 2007, Kerwin and former 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.[3]

In July, 2010, The John Kerwin Show began airing on JLTV across America.

In June, 2015, US Weekly ran this piece which was picked up by FoxNews, InTouch, Perez Hilton, Page Six NY Post and many others.[4]

Starting in 2015, John became a featured columnist for Tae Kwon Do Times, Stand Up Comedy Magazine and Puretimes Entertainment Magazine.

Notable episodes[edit]

For the show's 50th episode in January, 2006, Kerwin's guest was actor David Carradine, whose appearance turned out to be the actor's last late night talk show appearance before his death.[5][6] The appearance by Carradine and Kerwin's achievement earning a Black Belt in Taekwondo prompted Tae Kwon Do Times Magazine to feature Kerwin on the cover of its September 2015 issue.[7]

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.[8][9]

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).[10]

For the March 2012 episode guests featured were: Jonathan Winters and Brandi Glanville; this was the show's 100th episode and was covered by The LA Weekly and The Santa Monica Daily Press [11]

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 Episode 112, Jessica Childress a singer from The Voice was a guest. This appearance was covered by TMZ [12]

On TMZ's Fishwrapper, Kerwin kissing Cloris Leachman is a clip from The John Kerwin Show.


The John Kerwin Show has won over 15 TV awards including the Telly Award, the Wave Award, the AEGIS Award, and the Hermes Award.


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