A Variety Of Fun! 40 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

Ed Sullivan Was Actually Pretty Awkward

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Ed Sullivan was a beloved television icon who hosted The Ed Sullivan Show for over 20 years. During that time, he was an amazing host — although he didn’t always exude himself as a confident one. Ed was—to put it bluntly—kind of an awkward master of ceremonies. He could be shifty on stage, and sometimes he messed up his lines.

Even though he occasionally messed up, that was part of the appeal of the show. Ed was a regular guy, inviting you to watch amazing acts alongside him. It was this type of fun style of showmanship that made watching Ed Sullivan so entertaining.