I hear that singer and actor Ed Ames died a week ago. Ames stepped into show business while he was still in high school as a member of The Ames Brothers. Afterward, he became a Broadway actor, then went to TV and played Mingo on the TV series Daniel Boone. Ames also recorded music as a solo artist and continued stage acting. Ed Ames was 95.
Ames is still remembered well into the internet age because of the enduring 1965 clip from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, seen above. The reaction has been called "the longest sustained laugh by a live audience in television history." And you can see why. (Thanks, gwdMaine!)