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Comedy – 1975 To 1980 – HBO Special – The Best Comedians Of On Location


On Location was a series from HBO that premiered on New Year’s Eve 1975 with a one-hour performance by comedian Robert Klein….which became a source for uncensored stand-up comedy performances from such great comedic talents such as Henny Youngman, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, David Brenner, Redd Foxx, Rich Little, Robin Williams, Phyllis Diller, Shecky Greene, Billy Crystal, George Kirby, Lily Tomlin, Buddy Hackett, Pat Cooper, Freddie Prinze Jr., Jackie Mason, Myron Cohen, Alan King, Frank Gorshin and others.  

In addition to showing select comedians, On Location featured comedy shows such as the annual Young Comedians Show…. which was hosted by Carl Reiner, The Smothers Brothers, Chevy Chase et al…of which many are seen in our comedy section here at ImaSportsphile.   On Location would continue on from 1982 to 1986…..with a version of the “HBO In Space” program opening sequence was used to introduce the series.

This The Best of On Location video is hosted by Robert Klein, who was the feature comedian on the original series program aired on HBO in 1975….as he highlights the comedic talent exhibited On Location from 1975 to 1980….which makes this video an absolute “nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories from a cast of some of the greatest stand-up comedians of our time. 

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