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The Sonny Melendrez Show

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Hosted by award-winning speaker, Hall of Fame radio/TV host and author, Sonny Melendrez, each show is filled to the brim with inspiration and entertainment through storytelling, fascinating guests, live performances, exclusive celebrity interviews and all delivered with unstoppable enthusiasm!

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Nov 17, 2019

Gary Mule Deer has been making audiences laugh hysterically for for 58 years and he's just getting started!

He has shared the stage with over 100 show biz icons, from Sinatra to Willie Nelson and Johnny Carson to Johnny Mathis, all of whom have considered Gary their peer.

Sonny chats with and is entertained by his longtime friend about "the hungry years" of comedy in Los Angeles when David Letterman, Jay Leno, Ellen Degeneres and others first came on to the comedy scene.

Gary reminisces about:

  • Letterman's first joke at the comedy store
  • His first booking on the Tonight Show, which led to a part in Woody Allen's "Annie Hall"
  • Appearing on Sonny's radio show as they walked down Hollywood Blvd. 
  • What Johnny Mathis said to him at a golf tournament that led a 26 year gig that continues to this day
  • The addiction that almost cost him his life
  • The four letter words that define his past, present and future

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