A year after his variety show had ended, Dean Martin wanted to try something different to complement his Celebrity Roasts. So, Martin and producer-director Greg Garrison came up with Dean's Place, the setting of which was a lavish Beverly Hills nightclub. The idea was that Martin wanted to showcase some new talent, such as comedians Kelly Monteith and Kip Adotta, who would make the rounds in the latter half of the decade, and, as memory serves, Monteith even got his own show----on CBS!
The star studded lineup is filled with familiar names, including Angie Dickinson (Police Woman), Robert Mitchum, Milton Berle, and Jeffersons stars Sherman Hemsley & Isabel Sanford. John Harlan is the announcer.
Too busy, if you ask me, as this was actually trying to do two things at once. Wouldn't ya know, the Muppets would perfect the format a year later.......