Not seen on TV: Albert Brooks tells Jon Stewart about comedy in the 1970s and the power of Johnny Carson

On The Daily Show, Jon Stewart has become fond of getting his guests to sit around for extended interviews after the cameras stop running. Only the cameras keep running for us here on the Internet. Last night, Stewart wanted to ask Albert Brooks about being part of the comedy heyday of the 1970s, and it quickly turned into a discussion about the power of Johnny Carson and The Tonight Show.

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