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1. I made my debut on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson back in 1965 and then went on to appear 93 more times before becoming a permanent guest host, when Johnny couldn't appear on the show, in the 1980s. In the 1990s, I had success with my own daytime talk show, for which I won an Emmy, and was nominated for several more. In 2010, I began co-hosting "Fashion Police" on E!. I am well-known for my caustic wit. Who am I?
2. I was once a joke-cracking weatherman in Indianapolis before I appeared on "The Tonight Show" in 1978. I was so liked by Johnny Carson that I very quickly became a guest host for the show. I was the favorite to replace Johnny when he retired, but I was given a "bypass", which I made a joke about on my own late night show after I had "bypass surgery". I have hosted the Academy Awards and jokingly "introduced" Uma Thurman to Oprah Winfrey. I have also created my own production company, Worldwide Pants, which produces my late night show and produced "Everybody Loves Raymond". I am known for my dry and sarcastic humor. Who am I?
3. I was already beginning to garner attention on America's "Saturday Night Live" when my stand-up routine on Carson's "The Tonight Show" in 1982 shifted my career into overdrive. Carson invited me over to his couch, a blessing reserved for only a few comedians following their routines on his show. Since that night I have become a huge box office success in American movies, and I have even received critical acclaim for my work in films like "48 Hours", "Trading Places", and "Dreamgirls". Can you believe I also had a hit song in 1985 with "Party All the Time"? Who am I?
4. I was working as a stand-up comic when I got my first gig on "The Tonight Show" in 1986. Johnny Carson was so impressed that I became the first woman invited over to his couch after a routine! I went from that moment in time to starring in two American television sit-coms, acting in the films "Mr. Wrong" and "EdTV", providing a voice in the Disney-Pixar collaboration "Finding Nemo", being a judge for a season on "American Idol", and hosting my own daytime television talk show, for which I have earned more than a dozen Emmies. Who am I?
5. I first appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson in 1976, but perhaps one of my most memorable appearances was in 1977 when I performed as Foreign Man doing his Elvis impersonation. It was my portrayal of this character that convinced the producers of the American television sit-com "Taxi" that I belonged on their show. I always insisted that I was not a comedian but rather, in my own words, "a song-and-dance man", and I am celebrated today for my elaborate hoaxes and unconventional humor. Who am I?
6. I began my comedy career as a writer for sit-coms like "Sanford and Son", "Three's Company", and "Welcome Back, Kotter"; however, I gave this up for stand-up comedy because I felt sit-coms were too restrictive. I first appeared on "The Tonight Show" in 1981 and, while Carson never invited me over "to the couch" following one of my many appearances on his show, I was liked enough by him to be asked to host the show in his stead over fifty different times. Later, I created my own sit-com for Showtime in 1985, but my greatest success followed in 1992: an HBO sit-com that was a parody of late night talk shows. I am known for my self-deprecating humor and my anxiety-ridden, confused persona. Who am I?
7. I was doing stand-up when I had my first appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson in 1985 and won people over with my domestic goddess routine. Later I became the lead in my own sit-com on ABC and received several nominations for Emmies and Golden Globes. In 1990, I created controversy with my mangled version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" that I belted out at a National League baseball game. In 2012, I ran for President of the United States, as a Peace and Freedom Party candidate with Cindy Sheehan as my running mate, and I received around 62,000 popular votes. Who am I?
8. I had been in Hollywood only about ten months when I landed my first appearance on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson in 1983. I tried my luck with film for a while and appeared in minor parts, such as a drugged-out rock star in 1988's "The Dead Pool", a movie with Clint Eastwood reprising his Dirty Harry character. However, I soon became well known for my high-energy slap-stick humor, which got me a position on Fox's "In Living Color" in 1990. From that point, I went on to star in box office successes like "The Mask", "Batman Forever", and "Bruce Almighty" while also achieving critical acclaim in films like "The Truman Show", "Man on the Moon" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind". Who am I?
9. I appeared on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson for the first time in 1981, and my performance so amazed Carson and the audience that I was asked to return many times over the next few years. I achieved success as one of the greatest American stand-up comics, with my observational style, a term for focusing on everyday aspects of common people's lives when telling jokes. This led to my partnership with Larry David to create one of the most successful American television sit-coms of all time. I later co-wrote and co-produced the animated film "Bee Movie" in which I also provided the voice for the main character. Who am I?
10. I first appeared as a stand-up comic on "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson in 1977. I was a favorite of Carson's and made several more appearances before becoming a permanent guest host in 1987, a position that I held until 1992. Outside of hosting responsibilities, I made a few minor appearances on American TV shows like "Good Times", "Alice", "One Day at a Time", and "Laverne & Shirley", and had a starring role in a direct-to-video movie with Pat Morita called "Collision Course". However, when Carson retired in 1992, he passed the mantle of hosting "The Tonight Show" on to me! If you still need some help, my biography is titled "Leading with My Chin". Who am I?
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