Dick Cavett
Talk Show Host & New York Times Blogger

The Magic of Comedy

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Both Johnny Carson and Dick Cavett started out as young magicians and maintained the craft throughout their careers. So which late-night legend was better?

Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett was the host of “The Dick Cavett Show” and the co-author of two books, “Cavett” (1974) and “Eye on Cavett” (1983). He has appeared on Broadway in “Otherwise Engaged,” “Into the Woods” and as narrator in “The Rocky Horror Show,” and has made guest appearances in movies and on TV shows including “Forrest Gump” and “The Simpsons.” He currently operates a blog for the “Opinionator” section of the New York Times.  Mr. Cavett lives in New York City and Montauk, N.Y.