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The History of Comedy

Utilizing archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends and scholars, this is the history of not only what makes us laugh, but how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

Genre: Documentary

Country: USA

Duration: N/A

Quality: HD

Release: 2017

IMDb: 8

Season 1 - The History of Comedy
2017-02-09
"The evolution of inappropriate humor throughout history is traced, showcasing the work from groundbreaking comedians who risked their careers, prison sentences and even their lives as they fought against censorship."
2017-02-16
"A look at the greatest female comedians and how they were able to succeed in every genre where humor is found despite rampant sexism and prejudice."
2017-02-23
"A look at how comedians find humor in the simple, daily experiences most people share."
2017-07-16
"The evolution of racial humor and how comedy about shared experiences can cross cultural barriers to unite people in laughter are explored."
2017-07-23
"The origins of topical humor are traced, from the invention of the monologue to the \"fake news\" shows of today."
2017-07-30
"The mind of the comedian is explored, as well as the difficult road that many seem destined to take where mental illness and substance abuse are remarkably common."
2017-08-06
"Demonstrating how effective and funny it can be when you look at something serious and just twist it ever so slightly."
2017-08-13
"A look at the many different ways that comedy has lampooned and influenced politics over the years."
Season 2 - The History of Comedy
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