Jim Carrey's First Appearance on Late Night, July 25, 1984

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Jim Carrey's First Appearance on Late Night, July 25, 1984
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  • I'm sorry we didn't get to play with a
  • man my next guest is a very talented and
  • funny comedian he starred in his own
  • series last season called the duck
  • factory which was seen right here on
  • this very Network he will be appearing
  • in person
  • with Rodney Dangerfield at the universal
  • Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on August
  • 13th and 14th please welcome Jim Carrey
  • [Applause]
  • [Music]
  • [Applause]
  • [Music]
  • all right well I'm real happy to be here
  • in New York you know I always try to
  • adjust myself to my surroundings that's
  • why when I'm in New York I'm never
  • afraid because I know how to communicate
  • with the street people hey buddy do you
  • find it
  • unusually windy today
  • and I'm very flexible too which is good
  • because if I get tired of this body you
  • can just slip into Sammy Davis jr. 's
  • [Music]
  • [Applause]
  • [Music]
  • [Applause]
  • man
  • I grew up where Bell jangles and Haight
  • Ashbury
  • [Music]
  • [Applause]
  • [Music]
  • thank you I'd like to go way back now
  • [Applause]
  • and I think I probably spent most of my
  • life staring in the mirror I have but
  • I'm not vain you see because I don't
  • stare it myself
  • I stare it leonid brezhnev
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Michael Landon smiling
  • James Dean
  • [Music]
  • [Applause]
  • et the extra-terrestrial Charles Nelson
  • Reilly the extra-terrestrial
  • [Applause]
  • [Music]
  • [Applause]
  • [Music]
  • [Applause]
  • I I thought you were terrific on that
  • program also duck tracked that fact yeah
  • was that a lot of fun to do that was a
  • great deal of fun to do I loved it
  • Jack Guildford was especially fun to
  • work with yeah it was a nice idea now
  • yeah is it difficult to do all of that
  • stuff with your face I know that sounds
  • like a jerky question but is it too well
  • not considering I don't know how to do
  • anything else you know so uh I suppose
  • if I yeah if I wanted to I could go into
  • a different line like sales or something
  • I could be a Salesman
  • insurance salesman yeah tonight can I do
  • my pitch for it yeah please do okay this
  • this would be my pitch hi Jim Garry
  • David Letterman yeah I sell
  • embarrassment insurance oh good
  • that type of thing I could yeah you
  • could do that pretty well daddy ever
  • ever curse you're a very young man but
  • you ever worry about injuring yourself
  • or getting old or any of that the very
  • physics yeah a lot of people say you
  • know you're gonna get old you're gonna
  • lose the physicality in that but I
  • suppose you know I look at my father who
  • is a real interesting character and I I
  • think you know even if I lose the
  • physicality I'm gonna be a great
  • character when I get old you know like
  • my father is the happiest man on the
  • face of the earth it's great
  • he laughs after everything you say mmm
  • and he's deaf in one ear so he dips and
  • laughs dips and laughs no the only time
  • I ever saw my father serious was when he
  • was trying to teach my sister how to
  • drive a clutch all right no this time
  • not the clutch out
  • [Laughter]
  • that's too bad I want to be I want to be
  • exactly at my I think you get a good
  • shot here be in Los Angeles August 13th
  • and 14th Jim Carrey nice job good to see
  • you come back anytime
  • [Applause]
  • [Music]

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Jim Carrey's first of two Late Night appearances. His second was seven years later in 1991.