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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.
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2018   2017  
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Series cast summary:
Kliph Nesteroff ...  Self 13 episodes, 2017-2018
Robert B. Weide ...  Self 12 episodes, 2017-2018
Elayne Boosler ...  Self / ... 10 episodes, 2017-2018
Patton Oswalt ...  Self 7 episodes, 2017
W. Kamau Bell ...  Self / ... 6 episodes, 2017-2018
Judd Apatow ...  Self 6 episodes, 2017-2018
Conan O'Brien ...  Self / ... 6 episodes, 2017-2018
Rob Reiner ...  Self 5 episodes, 2017
Larry Charles ...  Self / ... 5 episodes, 2017-2018
Keegan-Michael Key ...  Self 5 episodes, 2017
Ali Wong ...  Self / ... 6 episodes, 2017-2018
Sarah Silverman ...  Self / ... 6 episodes, 2017-2018
Neal Brennan ...  Self / ... 4 episodes, 2017-2018
Larry David ...  Self / ... 4 episodes, 2017-2018
Craig Ferguson ...  Self / ... 4 episodes, 2017
Wayne Federman ...  Self 4 episodes, 2018
Barry Katz ...  Self / ... 4 episodes, 2018
Kenya Barris ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
Rachel Bloom ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
Laraine Newman ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
Sean Hayes ...  Self / ... 3 episodes, 2017-2018
Jimmy Kimmel ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017
Steve Martin ...  Self 4 episodes, 2017-2018
Mike Myers ...  Self 3 episodes, 2018
Martin Short ...  Self 3 episodes, 2018
Keenen Ivory Wayans ...  Self / ... 3 episodes, 2018
Carol Burnett ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Jim Gaffigan ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Harry Shearer ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017-2018
George Lopez ...  Comedian / ... 2 episodes, 2017-2018
Bob Mankoff Bob Mankoff ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Carl Reiner ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017-2018
Richard Zoglin Richard Zoglin ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 2017
Mel Watkins Mel Watkins ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Cindy Chupack ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 2017-2018
Marc Maron ...  Podcaster / ... 2 episodes, 2017-2018
Louie Anderson ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Maria Bamford ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Samantha Bee ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Jon Cryer ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Bobcat Goldthwait ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Kathy Griffin ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Yael Kohen Yael Kohen ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Nia Vardalos ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Betty White ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Lewis Black ...  Self - Comedian 2 episodes, 2018
Whitney Cummings ...  Self - Comedian / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Dave Foley ...  Comedian / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Pete Holmes ...  Self - Comedian 2 episodes, 2018
Wendy Liebman Wendy Liebman ...  Self - Comedian 2 episodes, 2018
Mo'Nique ...  Self 2 episodes, 2018
Sommore ...  Self - Comedian 2 episodes, 2018
Lily Tomlin ...  Self 3 episodes, 2017-2018
Fred Willard ...  Self 2 episodes, 2018
Alan Zweibel ...  Self 2 episodes, 2018
Kevin Smith ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Billy West ...  Self 1 episode, 2018
Loren Bouchard ...  Self 1 episode, 2018
Margaret Cho ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017-2018
Adam McKay ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Jonathan Katz ...  Self 1 episode, 2018
Russell Peters ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Mike Sacks Mike Sacks ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
'Weird Al' Yankovic ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
P.J. O'Rourke P.J. O'Rourke ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Anne Beatts Anne Beatts ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Sean Kelly Sean Kelly ...  (archival footage) 1 episode, 2017
Lorne Michaels ...  (archival footage) 1 episode, 2017
James Andrew Miller James Andrew Miller ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Al Franken ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
David Zucker ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Joseph Telushkin Joseph Telushkin ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Jerry Zucker ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Dick Gregory ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Todd Boyd ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Kent Alterman Kent Alterman ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Scott Saul Scott Saul ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Rain Pryor ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Dick Cavett ...  Self 2 episodes, 2017
Jen Kirkman ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Norman Lear ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Merrill Markoe ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Gail Parent Gail Parent ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Phil Rosenthal ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Jeffrey Ross ...  Self 1 episode, 2017
Tim Allen ...  Actor, Home Improvement / ... 1 episode, 2018
Scott Aukerman ...  Self - writer 1 episode, 2018
Mike Birbiglia ...  Self - Comedian 1 episode, 2018
David Cross ...  Self 1 episode, 2018
Bill Engvall ...  Self - Comedian 1 episode, 2018
Lawrence J. Epstein Lawrence J. Epstein ...  Self 1 episode, 2018
Nikki Glaser ...  Self - Comedian 1 episode, 2018
Keith Lucas Keith Lucas ...  Self - Comedian 1 episode, 2018
Kenneth Lucas Kenneth Lucas ...  Self - Comedian 1 episode, 2018
Leonard Maltin ...  Self 1 episode, 2018
Cheech Marin ...  Self 1 episode, 2018
Andrea Martin ...  Self 1 episode, 2018
Mo'nique Mo'nique ...  Comedian / ... 1 episode, 2018
Jim Norton ...  Self - Comedian 1 episode, 2018
Tig Notaro ...  Self - Comedian 1 episode, 2018
Chonda Pierce ...  Self - Comedian 1 episode, 2018
Jessica Pilot Jessica Pilot ...  Self - Talent Scout 1 episode, 2018
Ivan Reitman ...  Self 1 episode, 2018
Sinbad ...  Self - Comedian 1 episode, 2018
Jason Sklar ...  Self 1 episode, 2018
Randy Sklar ...  Self 1 episode, 2018
Peter Tolan ...  Co-Producer, Home Improvement / ... 1 episode, 2018
Larry Wilmore ...  Self - Writer, In Living Color 1 episode, 2018
Bea Arthur ...  Self (archive footage) 1 episode, 2017
Roseanne Barr ...  Roseanne Barr 3 episodes, 2017
Lenny Bruce ...  Lenny Bruce (archive footage) 2 episodes, 2017
Louis C.K. ...  Louis C.K. 3 episodes, 2017
George Carlin ...  George Carlin (archive footage) 3 episodes, 2017-2018
Andrew Dice Clay ...  Andrew Dice Clay 2 episodes, 2017-2018
Rodney Dangerfield ...  Rodney Dangerfield (archive footage) unknown episodes
Stephanie Erb ...  Ms. Yeats unknown episodes
Redd Foxx ...  Redd Foxx (archive footage) 1 episode, 2017
Gilbert Gottfried ...  Gilbert Gottfried unknown episodes
Jim Jefferies ...  Jim Jefferies unknown episodes
Anthony Jeselnik ...  Anthony Jeselnik unknown episodes
Penn Jillette ...  Pen Jillette unknown episodes
Sam Kinison ...  Sam Kinison (archive footage) unknown episodes
Eddie Murphy ...  Eddie Murphy 3 episodes, 2017
Richard Pryor ...  Richard Pryor (archive footage) 3 episodes, 2017-2018
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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.

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Excellent show. DO NOT listen to the other bad reviews
6 December 2020 | by rapunionSee all my reviews

I read some other reviews on here and I see that some of them complain about certain episodes being only about cursing in comedy or only about women in comedy. THAT IS LITERALLY THE POINT OF THOSE EPISODES. They are specifically showing certain areas of comedy in each episode and it is very interesting. People on here seem to completely miss the point of the show so DO NOT listen to them.


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9 February 2017 (USA) See more »

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