On Van's version, contestants (who were selected from the audience) that lasted the full three minutes had their winnings doubled to $360; also, a celebrity guest would play the last round of each episode, playing for an audience member who would receive a prize just for being chosen, and up to three more prizes based on how many comedians the celebrity could survive.
A number of then-unknown comics appeared on this version before going on to greater fame; among them were Bob Saget, Howie Mandel, Gallagher, Gary Mule Deer, Yakov Smirnoff, Bruce 'Babyman' Baum, Garry Shandling and Bill Kirchenbauer.
The theme music for the 1970s version was entitled Laugh, and was performed by Artie Butler and the Big Boffers.
Reruns of this version later aired on the USA Network from October 2, 1984 to September 26, 1986.
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