In his nearly three-hour Archive interview, Bill Dana (1924-2017) talks about growing up during the Depression, his interest in comedy, and his stint as an NBC page. He discusses teaming up for a comedy act with Gene Wood, before joining The Steve Allen Show, where he became head writer. He details some of the show's recurring sketches, including "The Question Man," "Man on the Street," and the "Nutley-Hinkley Report." He then chronicles the creation of his famous character, "Jose Jimenez" which began on Allen's show. Dana describes "Jimenez's" character's traits, his many appearances, his retirement, the response of the Latino community to the character, and the culmination of "Jimenez's" fame on The Bill Dana Show. He discusses his work as a producer on The Milton Berle Show, his roles on St. Elsewhere and The Golden Girls, and his writing of the famous All in the Family episode "Sammy's Visit," featuring Sammy Davis, Jr. Finally, he talks about his then-current work with Emerson College and his creation of the American Comedy Archives. Jeff Abraham conducted the interview on February 10, 2007 in Los Angeles, CA.