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Playhouse 90: The Comedian

An egomaniacal TV comedian threatens to fire his head writer unless he comes up with some exceptionally funny and clever material for the upcoming show.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x20
Production Number: 56-20
Airdate: Thursday February 14th, 1957

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Guest Stars
Eddie Ryder
As Jake
Edmond O'Brien
As Al Preston
H.M. Wynant
As Sonny
Kim Hunter
As Julie Hogarth
Mickey Rooney
As Sammy Hogarth
King Donovan
As Director
Mel Tormé
As Lester Hogarth
Mike Ross
As Masseur
Whit Bissell
As Elwell
Episode Notes
This episode was based on Ernest Lehman's short novel of the same name.

This episode received Emmy nominations for Best Acting (Mickey Rooney) and Best Directing (John Frankenheimer).

Warning: Playhouse 90 season 1 episode 20 guide may contain spoilers
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