Avalon Time is an American old-time radio comedy/variety program that ran from 1938 to 1940 on NBC’s Red Network. The program was named after its sponsor, Avalon cigarettes. The program is often regarded as comedian Red Skelton’s first big break in show business and on radio. Red had been a guest on the program in mid December, 1938, when singer Red Foley hosted the show. In January, the show was retooled with Red Skelton as the star and Red Foley the featured singer. The show featured terrifically silly comedy, Skelton often the butt of his own jokes, and a wide variety of music from Foley and the Avalon Orchestra. Red left Avalon Time at the end of 1939 to concentrate on his movie career.