Before he made over 40 films and became one of the legends of all cinema, Woody Allen was a regular on the light entertainment circuit. One of his early jobs was a writer for the classic Candid Camera show, and in that time appeared in a some of the clips.
This one is fantastic. It’s from 1963, and features Allen hiring a new secretary and having to take down the most non-business letter ever. It’s a classic bit of comedy, and Allen certainly thrives in the improv atmosphere.
Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be any other clips of Allen from this era online. In fact, there is a lot of TV work from the 50s and 60s missing. We hope one day it’s all available to watch.