The Experts-Only Ed Sullivan Comedians Quiz

Name these famous jokesters!

Browser beware! Ahead lurks some tricky trivia.

Do you hold within yourself the knowledge to expertly name these comedians featured on the Ed Sullivan Show? Or are you just like everyone else?

Warning: This quiz is not for everybody. Post your score in the comments, if you dare!

Even if you do just okay, you should really feel proud of yourself. Even knowing a few of these means you've got a great understanding of the history of comedy!

  1. We'll start easy and get harder. This one's a no-brainer. Who is it?
  2. Ha-Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha. Who's this guy?
  3. Who is this duo?
  4. What about this guy?
  5. Do you recognize this one?
  6. Who's this one?
  7. How about him?
  8. Who's he?
  9. Name this comedian!
  10. It's this guy's turn. Who is he?

The Experts-Only Ed Sullivan Comedians Quiz

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89 Comments

LynCarrigan 7 months ago
My folks never missed Ed Sullivan and I’m old so I got 9 out of 10 on the experts quiz.
Robertp 8 months ago
9/10 not so hard but showing my age.
Dario 8 months ago
9 out of 10! Missed #9. 😁😁😁😁😁
MikefromJersey 8 months ago
"You got 9 out of 10. Way to go! You must have a great sense of humor, because you nailed it!"

Number 9, Dickie Henderson? That was a tough one, I think Sullivan had him on to appeal
to his audience in other - British Commonwealth - countries. Don't forget in the 1960's many
nations easily had over 60% of their programs from America. Even today they carry much
US content, so your, say, average Aussie is much more familiar with the USA than the
average American is with Australia. The only Aussie show to make it big here then, and around
the world, was Skippy the Bush Kangaroo. Heck I watched it, I was in love with the girl
Clancy, as well as wanting a roo like Skip who could fly a helicopter when Jerry the pilot
passed out over Sydney Harbor.
RobertK 8 months ago
10 of 10. Knew them all except for #9, Dickie Henderson. Sounded somewhat familiar, and I took an educated guess and lucked out. Watching Ed Sullivan, Sundays on METV definitely helped. Ed also starred George Carlin, Joan Rivers and John Byner, just to name a few others.
daDoctah RobertK 7 months ago
Next up: can you identify these famous plate-spinners?
RobertK daDoctah 7 months ago
Yup, always some sort of corny circus type act in the mix!
Gunsmoked daDoctah 7 months ago
With Opus 4, Number 23 The Plate Spinners song playing the background .
Don't Leave out Topo Gigio :)
tmac1951 8 months ago
Sorry millennials!!!!! They don’t use that anymore
Fredjad 8 months ago
10 for 10. Been watching Ed Sullivan since the 50's on our black and white 14" Raytheon TV!
ironman2000 8 months ago
8 of 9, I missed 9, but otherwise it was a piece of cake.
graceful1970 8 months ago
You got 7 out of 10
Way to go! You must have a great sense of humor, because you nailed it!
Dajj 8 months ago
9/10 Ive never seen Dickie Henderson. Great, funny guys!!!
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