Better Johnny Carson – Kevin Spacey or Dana Carvey? You be the Judge…

Tim Tialdo November 16, 2012 0

Who should portray Johnny Carson?

If you haven’t heard the news yet, apparently the legend of TV talk show host Johnny Carson is about to live on in a big way. Johnny’s estate has teamed up with screenwriters and producers to adapt the new book, “Carson The Magnificent: An Intimate Portrait,” into a movie. The script hasn’t even been shopped to any buyers yet, but with the name “Johnny Carson” involved, you can guarantee there will be a line of buyers waiting.

Johnny Carson is easily one of the most prolific TV talk show hosts of all time. I remember at 10 years old, I always used to watch the monologue before I went to bed around 10:45PM. He was truly one of a kind and always had me laughing.

Now that he has passed on, who will be the best fit to portray him in a movie? Only 2 people come to my mind, mainly because I have seen their impersonations and they are about as spot on as you can get. But if you had to choose, would you go with Kevin Spacey or Dana Carvey?

To see Kevin Spacey’s impersonation, go to 1:35 of this video:

Here is a quick Dana Carvey impersonation:

This is a Tough one!

It’s definitely a tough decision, but I’d love to hear who you think would be the better of the two? Write your choice in the comments below.


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