Watch The Jack Benny Program
- 15 Seasons
The Jack Benny Program is a lighthearted comedy show that revolves around the life of the famed entertainer Jack Benny. This 30 minute program usually opens with Mr. Benny delivering a monologue. The monologue is followed by a comedic plot that stars Mr. Benny and several regular cast members. The program also always features a guest star, many of whom are singers. Many of the episodes center on Jack Benny's violin playing and his penny-pinching frugality. The program is set in the Beverly Hills, California area. The guest stars on each episode normally play a role in the episode's comedy sketch. If the guest star is a singer, a song is usually performed. The on-air announcer on the Jack Benny Program, Don Wilson, plays a prominent role in most episodes. Mr. Benny frequently jokes with Don Wilson about the announcer's weight and his love of food. Eddie Anderson, who plays Mr. Benny's live-in valet on the show, also figures prominently in most episodes of the Jack Benny Program. Other cast members on this program include Dennis Day, Mary Livingstone and Mel Blanc.