The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sketch Comedy, Variety Show [TV]  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Synopsis

A popular mix of musical acts and sometimes raucous sketch comedy with alternating guest hosts, NBC mounted its own really big show to compete successfully (at least for a few years) against Ed Sullivan on CBS. The series began with Eddie Cantor, Martin and Lewis, and Fred Allen rotating as hosts from week to week. With a hefty budget and heavyweight talent, 'The Colgate Comedy Hour' became one of TV's early variety successes.