Show Type: Comedy / Variety

First Telecast: January 12, 1972

Last Telecast: August 9, 1972

Broadcast History:

January 1972-April 1972, Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 on ABC

June 1972-August 1972, Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 on ABC


Rich Little

Frank Gorshin

Fred Travalena

Charlie Callas

George Kirby

Marilyn Michaels

Joe Baker


Most of the telecasts that were aired under the title ABC Comedy Hour featured a guest host plus a regular repertory company of impressionists called The Kopycats, listed above. Fred Travalena replaced Charlie Callas in the company in mid-series.

The series also included a number of other comedy specials, among them two Friars' Roasts, an Alan King special, and an updated version of Hellzapoppin'.

Reruns of the Kopycats episodes were aired during the summer of 1972 under the title ABC Comedy Hour Presents The Kopycats.