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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 RyderEddie Ryder
As Jake
Recurring
Edmond OEdmond O'Brien
As Al Preston
Recurring
H.M. WynantH.M. Wynant
As Sonny
Recurring
Kim HunterKim Hunter
As Julie Hogarth
Recurring
Mickey RooneyMickey Rooney
As Sammy Hogarth
Recurring
King DonovanKing Donovan
As Director
Mel TorméMel Tormé
As Lester Hogarth
Mike RossMike Ross
As Masseur
Whit BissellWhit 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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