Watch The Comedy Shop
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It used to be that the only way to see a comedian perform their stand up comedy routine was to got to a comedy club. However, many of the smaller towns either didn't have a comedy club or most performers weren't booked to such small venues. Before the age of the internet, DVDs and HBO, TV was the only way the general public was introduced to stand up comedians. The premier TV show for both well known comedians and comedians who were just getting started during the late seventies and early eighties was The Comedy Shop. The show was hosted by Norm Crosby, and it showcased the comedic talents of three to four comics per show. The show made you feel like you were in a comedy club. Some of the more notable comics that either got their start or were featured on the show were Elaine Boozler, Buddy Hackett, Betty White, and the Unknown Comic. As the show progressed, singers and actors that could make people laugh were also introduced to the roster.