Comedy at Club 54 is a Canadian television program hosted by Ben Guyatt. The show was produced from the early 1990s until 2002 and is now airing in syndicated re-runs on the Canadian Comedy Network. The show takes place in Burlington, Ontario at Club 54. The live performances still happen weekly, although new episodes of the Comedy at Club 54 TV show have not been aired since 2002. The taped show usually begins with a zoom-in to host Ben Guyatt, who then reads the "Joke of the Week", which is a weekly joke ostensibly sent in from program viewers across North America. Typically, he will then throw the joke card behind him and say to the audience "Welcome to Comedy at Club 54!" This is followed by the opening sequence, audience applause, and the show's theme song, played by an in house band. Ben Guyatt will then introduce the comedians, who over the years have come from all over North America. The performances are almost all of the typical stand-up comedy variety, but also include magicians, ventriloquists, vaudeville acts, comedy duos and musical acts. Every show features at least two comedians with a 12 minute televised spot, although the live performances are much longer and are edited for time.
Car 54, Where Are You? is an American sitcom that ran on NBC from 1961 to 1963, and was about two New York police officers based at the fictional 53rd precinct in The Bronx. Car 54 was their patrol car. The show was filmed only in black-and-white. Episodes had different directors, the most recognized being Al De Caprio. Stanley Prager and Nat Hiken also directed several episodes. Most filming was on location in the New York City borough of The Bronx, and at Gold Medal Studios in The Bronx.
Sessions at West 54th was an American television program that featured music performances, and was in some ways a pop music variation on the theme set by the long-lived Austin City Limits, though the featured musicians represented a number of musical genres. It was called Sessions at West 54th because it was taped at Sony Music Studios on West 54th Street in Manhattan. It was produced for public television syndicator American Program Service and was carried on many public television stations. It first aired in most places on July 5, 1997, when it was included in the Saturday late-night lineup of stations covering 85% of the country. After the program ended, an edited for commercial television version also aired on the commercial Trio cable television network. It was first hosted by radio disc jockey Chris Douridas of KCRW in Santa Monica, California, while former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne took over hosting duties during the second season and John Hiatt was the host during the third, and final, season.
5-4-3-2-Run is a Canadian game show for kids that ran from about 1988 to 1990 on CTV in Canada and on many independent stations in the United States. Hosted by Andrew Cochran, the show combined general knowledge questions, wacky stunts and messy surprises similar to Double Dare.