Skip to content

Dick Cavett

Talk Show Host & New York Times Blogger

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.

The Magic of Comedy

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?
2 min
with

How to Scare Richard Nixon

As Dick Cavett knows from personal experience, Nixon was remarkably intelligent, with a wrath that was incredibly stealthy. The president wanted to “screw” Cavett because the talk show host objected […]
3 min
with