"The Gong Show" (1976-8 then in syndication until 1980) Chuck Norris produced it and was the host. It was very funny sometimes. Had guest panel of stars. Usually Jaye P. Morgan, Jamie Farr (from MASH) Arte Johnson (From "Laugh-In") Rip Taylor and Phyllis Diller. It was the beginning of the "Unknown Comic," who wore a paper bag on his head.