The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson: Kevin Pollak- ‘Does Woody Allen, William Shatner, and Columbo on Carson Tonight Show (10/19/1988)’

Kevin Pollak Does Woody Allen, William Shatner, and Columbo on Carson Tonight Show, 10_19_1988

Source:The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson– Comedian Kevin Pollak with Johnny, in 1988.

“Kevin Pollak Does Impressions of Woody Allen, William Shatner and Columbo on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson – Airdate: 10/19/1988.”

From The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson

This is kind of hard to talk about without doing this in person and instead trying to write this, but I think I first heard Kevin Pollak perform on cable in the early 1990s and I heard him do his Captain Kirk (played by William Shatner, on Star Trek) impression.

And Pollak explained by saying that and I’m paraphrasing but William Shatner invented pause acting. And would say that Shatner would say: “We boldly go where no one has gone before…” And would suddenly stop talking or make a facial expression and suddenly his face and body would be still for seconds.  I always though that Kevin Pollak does the best Captan Kirk and is one of the best impressionists that I’ve ever seen.


About Ederik Schneider

Blogger on a whole host of subjects.
This entry was posted in Carson Classic and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.