'Dean asked me if I'd do a little Shakespeare'
It's fifty-five years to the day since Orson Welles delivered some incredible lines from Shylock in The Merchant of Venice on the Dean Martin Show. TV was different then.
I’m not denigrating the modern tonight show. We’re a bit bereft of good late night TV here in Australia, but we have access to the heavy hitters from around the world. The modern tonight shows throw up occasional gems like this story from Stephen Merchant on the Graham Norton Show about nearly dropping The Boss:
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