Quote1.png Every time I try out a new act, my biggest fear is not getting enough laughs! It's not till I hear those "ha-ha's" that my mind is put at rest! Quote2.png
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Johnny Nevada was the host of the popular late-night talk show The Midnight Show, sometimes called The Johnny Nevada Show.[3] His real name was Arnold Nadakowski.[2]

Johnny Nevada frequently interacted with Clark Kent and Lois Lane as an employee of the Galaxy Broadcasting System. Superman once impersonated Johnny on live TV to set up a plan to rescue him from a gang of kidnappers.[4]. On another occasion, a traumatic brain injury inflicted on a gig in Las Vegas awakened latent psychic powers in Nevada and temporarily transformed him into a rampaging sand-monster.[1] Once, Johnny elected to impersonate Superman at the wedding between a falsely reformed Lex Luthor and a brainwashed Lois Lane, in order to set Luthor up to reveal his plan to mesmerize Superman into publicly revealing his secret identity.[2] In spite of his resounding success and popularity, Johnny experienced severe anxiety whenever called upon to do a stand-up comedy routine, hanging on the fleeting moments between line delivery and audience reaction.[1] The Joker once mentioned watching his program to steal some of Nevada's gags.[5]



  • This version of Johnny Nevada, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.
  • Johnny Nevada was a homage to Johnny Carson.



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