'Heeeere's Johnny' for the holidays! The first Johnny Carson holiday title ever released on DVD. Includes all new footage from the vault - never before appearing on DVD! Johnny Carson (1925-2005) was an American television host and comedian, best known for his iconic status as host of the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for thirty years. Johnny Carson was the roadmap for future late night talk show hosts like Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Conan O'Brien. His announcer and sidekick was Ed McMahon throughout his entire tenure with the program and his opening line, "Heeeere's Johnny" became a hallmark of the show.