David Steinberg to Accept Comedy Legend Award

NORFOLK - During Johnny Carson’s 30-year-run as host of the Tonight Show, the Norfolk native helped launch the careers of dozens of comedians.  And since the beginning of the Great American Comedy Festival in 2008, event organizers have presented the Johnny Carson Comedy Legend Award each year to one of those performers.  This year’s honoree is David Steinberg, who appeared on the Tonight Show as a guest and guest host 140 times.  Steinberg and his wife Robyn will be in Norfolk Saturday night, June 14th, where he will accept the award following the finals of the professional comedians’ competition at the Johnny Carson Theatre.  Previous Carson Legend Award recipients include Ed Asner, Jimmie “J.J.” Walker, Cloris Leachman and Steven Wright.